About Ashley Yang

Account Executive at TriplePoint's SF office

Edtech Investor Panel Recap

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Technapex Panel #2 was another success! Excitement picked up before the actual day of the event when we learned that we had sold out of tickets! People were definitely excited to chat with local edtech enthusiasts and learn from our Continue reading

“Play” Your Tuition Bills


It seems too good to be true, but it is! Inside Higher Ed today explored the inner workings of social game platform, Grantoo. Grantoo partners with major brands to sponsor online game tournaments for college students to “play” their tuition Continue reading

Teachers are Heroes [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A new infographic was released as part of the celebration for Teacher Appreciation Week, which ends today. The infographic was put together by USC Rossier Online, which is USC School of Education’s online presence which offers online courses, discussions, and Continue reading

TED-Ed Allows Teachers to Customize Learning Content Around TED Videos


The last time we talked about TED-Ed here at Technapex, they had just launched their YouTube channel so curated TED videos would be freely accessible to YouTube’s large audience. Yesterday, TED-Ed announced their  new website, ed.ted.com, where teachers can better Continue reading

UC Berkeley Building its Own Campus-Wide Online Platform


UC Berkeley today announced they’re in the process of designing and building a new online platform called CalCentral. The goal of the platform is to improve cross-campus communication among administration, students, and faculty. UC Berkeley students, like myself last year, Continue reading

Course Hero Here to Save the Day

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What did I tell you about flipping the university? The Minerva Project is not the only startup taking the college experience entirely online. Course Hero is creating a business out of curating already available YouTube videos into teacher-approved business and Continue reading

You Don’t Need a Fortune to Start Learning


Online resource for college students, OnlineUniversities.com, published a list of the top 50 free STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sources this week. That means at any given time, should you feel the urge to “get your math on” – Continue reading

Flipping the University

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What’s got big-time VC Benchmark Capital dropping their biggest seed investment to date? Minerva University.  You may not have heard of it yet, but it’s possible Minerva will be a household name by 2050. Minerva isn’t out to just flip Continue reading

Digital Textbooks Could Save Schools Up to $3 Billion a Year

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It might sound counter intuitive, but placing a digital tablet in every American student’s hands will actually save public schools $3 billion per year. AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka reported on an education gathering last week hosted by the FCC and the Continue reading

[STORIFY] Photos and Tweets from our First Technapex Mixer & Panel


Well, our first Mixer and Panel finally happened…and it went great!! We used Storify to give you the night’s highlights: http://storify.com/Technapex/photos-and-tweets-from-technapex-s-first-mixer-and# Just a reminder, full video footage of the panel will be posted right here in about a week. Make sure Continue reading