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Eazl

Business School, Reimagined: Used by Tesla and Harvard
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$3,215,650

pre money valuation 

$100.00

min investment 

$38,300

amount raised 

56

investors 

Security Type
Common Voting Shares
Bonus

Note: When you purchase any amount of Eazl shares you'll receive 125 bonus EazlCoins™ that can be used to purchase services from Eazl's student services team.

Pitch

Who are we

Welcome to the Eazl Investor Portal

We're raising capital to accelerate the rollout of a revolutionary educational business model that enables students to learn and demonstrate they possess work-ready business skills at 1/30th of the cost of a traditional university in 1/10th of the time.

 

Q: How did Eazl get started?

A: We launched in 2013 when our founders decided to build an online course called Career Hacking—a way to help undergraduate students prepare for the job market after graduating from college. It is now the world’s bestselling online career course. After launching Career Hacking, we were approached by multiple organizations looking for high-quality digital educational programs.

 

Problem

Decline of Traditional College Degrees

 

Some data related to the problem:

Clearly, it’s time to leverage technology to help students build skills without going deep into debt and to help employers find qualified talent by changing the way we do higher education.

 

Solution

Students clearly want to learn online. This research, published by the Babson Survey Research Group, shows that the majority of students prefer digital learning to in-person classes:

 

Eazl -- Student Preferences in Education

 

With our experience creating and managing a large online school, Eazl has created a new business model for education. It blends our award-winning courseware with one-to-one mentorship and difficult Challenges which, when students pass them, entitle them to a digital skills badge that integrates with LinkedIn and can be verified easily by employers or clients.

 

Our educational model saves students more than $35,000 compared to a traditional college degree. It can be completed in 1/10th of the time and leaves them with better outcomes.

 

Q: Do employers hire people with credentials from alternative educational programs?

A: Yes. Here is some data:

  • In 2019, Eazl found that 90% of the private-sector recruiters we asked said they would either “always” (62.07%) or “sometimes” (25.59%) consider candidates using new types of credentials.
  • In a 2017 study by Indeed.com, 84% of recruiters who hired candidates with alternative credentials said they were “just as prepared” or “more prepared” for jobs than students with traditional college degrees.

 

Achievement & Traction
  • Eazl is the publisher of the bestselling career management course in the history of the e-learning industry (35,000+ alumni worldwide) and the bestselling growth hacking course in the history of the e-learning industry (30,000+ alumni worldwide).
  • Eazl won the Udemy.com award for innovations in the e-learning industry 4 times and also won Skillshare.com's top 5% of instructors award.
  • Picture Show Films (our course production partners) have won two Emmys and have developed films for companies like Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Allstate, and Target, and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Eazl successfully repaid seed-round investors in early 2018. Now those investors are making money on their investments (see an email from one of our investors below).

 

Eazl Investors Repaid in 2018

 

Market

Q: Who is the ideal Eazl student?

A: Eazl typically serves students who are over the age of 25, who prefer to learn online, and who need flexibility regarding where and when they learn.

 

Eazl serves students around the world, not just in the US:

 

Eazl is Already a Global Business School

We project that the total global market for career readiness programs is around 76 million students and $2.68 billion each year.

 

Eazl -- Projected Size of Market

   

Competition

We see two forms of competition:

  1. Traditional Colleges
  2. Alternative Training and Education Offerings

 

College enrollment has dropped for 7 consecutive years. Recently, the higher education journal Inside Higher Ed reported: "This spring the [National Student Clearinghouse Research Center] found a decline of more than 275,000 students, or 1.8 percent, compared to the previous spring. The decrease marks the seventh straight year when fewer students attended college in the U.S." Despite the decline in enrollments, tuition keeps increasing. We believe that, as problems mount for traditional colleges, as employers continue to hire students without college degrees, and as students become more averse to large student debts, habits will change and more students will seek alternatives to the traditional college degree.

 

With respect to alternative forms of higher education, Eazl works to compliment, not replace many of these programs (for example, coding bootcamps, technical certificate programs, and "MicroMasters" programs).

 

Business Model

Eazl's Business Model is Already Working

 

Eazl makes money when students participate in Challenges or purchase extra student services or when employers pay for team members to skill up using Eazl's platform. This means that students and employers can invest in the areas of learning they see as most useful.

 

You can see Eazl's projected growth through 2023 below or access the full financial forecast here:

 

Eazl Projections through 2023

 

Team

Eazl's Business Model is Already Working

 

Our partnership with Picture Show Films provides the perfect blend of content and visuals, and differentiates Eazl from other digital ongoing education brands.

 

Eazl is a Bestselling Publisher in the e-Learning Industry

Eazl was created in 2013 when the Company's founders decided to convert their frustration with college career services into action. The two founders had observed countless students struggling with writing resumes, scoping career plans, and presenting themselves to employers. All this as large student debts started coming due. To help solve this problem, Eazl decided to create an online course that leveraged the experiences of Davis Jones, a founding team member who was a former Fortune 500 recruiter in San Francisco.

The online course they made, called Career Hacking, took a new, fun approach to online education and became a smash hit. Today, it’s the best-selling career management course in the history of the online education industry. Noticing the success of Career Hacking, the Eazl team was approached to make courses on in-demand topics by Udemy, the world’s leading distributor of online courses. Between 2014 and 2018, Eazl’s courses attracted more than 200,000 students in 193 countries.

 

Picture Show Films is an Emmy Award Winning Production Company Based in Chicago

Picture Show Films is an award-winning production studio based in Chicago. The Emmy Award pictured left was awarded for Newton Minow: An American Story, a documentary that originally aired on PBS in 2016. The studio has produced features for PBS, ESPN, and other news outlets. You can see a recent video that Picture Show created for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry right here.

In 2016, Eazl and Picture Show films began collaborating to create video-based learning experiences, some of which have gone on to be best-selling courses on Udemy.com.

Picture Show Films helps us edit and produce Eazl courseware.

 

Use of Funds

Eazl is Reimagining Higher Education

 

Your investment dollars will go towards:

  • Accelerating the roll-out of Eazl's college alternative programs
  • Enabling more future students to learn that there are alternatives to traditional colleges
  • Helping Eazl develop the ability to provide mentorship to large volumes of students

 

Here's a breakdown of how Eazl intends to use the proceeds from this offering (below are estimates):

 

Eazl Use of 2018 Issuance Proceeds

 

Updates


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Q&A


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David Denkhaus
David Denkhaus - Investor5 months ago
Why are there only 14 courses available?
Davis Jones
Davis Jones - Issuer    
Hi David. Though Eazl is already a popular destination for online educational programs, we have not started to release courses for the Digital Degree yet. More will come in that area in the coming months.

4 months ago

Documents

Business Plan and Financial Forecast View Download
Valuation View Download
Offering Memorandum View Download
Form C View Download

Other Disclosures

Read the Form C filed with the SEC for other important disclosures, like financial statements, Directors, Officers, shareholders with more than 20% of voting rights, and more.
Irregular Use of Proceeds
The Company may make Irregular Use of Proceeds. Such Irregular Use of Proceeds, which may be in material amounts in excess of $10,000, may include by way of example and not limitation: Vendor payments and salary made to management, business associates, relatives, related parties and/or affiliates thereof; expenses labeled "Administration Expenses" that are not strictly for administrative purposes; expenses labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; and expenses that are for the purposes of intercompany debt or back payments.

Without limiting the above, the Company may elect to vary from the proposed use of funds as circumstances or assessments of circumstances following the closing change.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This offering contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. We caution investors that any forward-looking statements presented in this offering, or which management may make orally or in writing from time to time, are based on the Company’s beliefs and assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company. When used, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “result” and similar expressions, which do not relate solely to historical matters, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance, which may be affected by known and unknown risks, trends, uncertainties and factors that are beyond the Company’s control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith belief when made, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company expressly disclaims any responsibility to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this offering may not occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to revise or publically release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
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