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Capella Education Company Invests in Sophia, an Innovative Education Technology Startup Company

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of exclusively online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University ( has invested in an innovative startup company called Sophia - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology. Sophia was designed to connect people who want to learn with people who want to...

Why Sophia

There is no single answer when it comes to improving education, just as there is no denying the fact that it can and must be done better. Perhaps, however, there is one simple, guiding theme. Innovation. Sophia began with the premise that there are millions of great ideas, methods, lessons and people who can contribute to our society’s goal of spreading knowledge and making education better and more effective. Sophia aims to enable innovation. We want to connect learners to teachers, teachers to other teachers, learners to other learners, parents to tutors, tutors to teachers, and so on. We want to build a community outside the traditional classroom where everyone has access to information taught in a way that makes sense to them.