TeachMe.To Raises $2 Million to Revolutionize Beginner Sports Instruction


TeachMe.To, an innovative platform for beginner athletes, has secured $2 million in seed funding in a round led by 1984 Ventures, with participation from Common Metal, Alumni Ventures, and a syndicate of notable angel investors. This funding will be utilized to accelerate growth and introduce enhancements to provide an end-to-end lesson experience.

TeachMe.To aims to simplify the process of learning a new sport, making it accessible to individuals of all ages and skill levels. The platform connects enthusiastic learners, ranging from kids to seniors, with local coaches offering introductory lessons in more than 100 cities across the United States. Presently, TeachMe.To offers lessons in sports like pickleball, golf, tennis, surfing, and more.

The platform also empowers rigorously vetted coaches, allowing them to expand their client base or venture into coaching for the first time. Some top earners on TeachMe.To are already earning over $5,000 per month through the platform.

Nick O’Brien, CEO of TeachMe.To, expressed pride in the achievements of the platform’s team. He stated, “I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished in such a short period of time, already serving nearly every U.S. city with hundreds of lessons booked daily. Over the next year, we’ll continue to establish ourselves as the best place to book sports lessons while beginning to open up even more skills – from clarinet to cooking. We want to become the first place you go when you get that itch that it might be time to try something new.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how people experience their surroundings, with many looking to explore new interests and learn new skills. TeachMe.To is positioned as a gateway to these experiences. While sports lessons might appear to be a well-saturated market, the company has identified untapped opportunities for innovation beneath the surface.

Ramy Adeeb, Founder and General Partner at 1984 Ventures, explained, “The pandemic made us more homebound than ever: the sofa turned into the cinema, and the bedroom became the office – but people are now eager to venture out, have new experiences, and learn new skills. Teachme.To is the first step in getting started. And fascinatingly, while sports lessons might seem like a solved problem at first glance, under the hood it’s ripe for disruption.”

TeachMe.To conducted early beta tests in more than 100 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of lessons being booked on the platform daily, with an impressive average instructor rating of 4.9. The company’s goal is to redefine the way beginners engage with sports instruction, opening up opportunities for both learners and coaches alike.

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