Entrepreneur Insight: Bob Gephart, VizZle

In 2005, Monarch Teaching Technologies was founded to develop visual learning software for the treatment of children and adolescents with autism. This software, which became VizZle, has since been adapted for use by schools, clinicians and families of children with special needs.

Taking a big step toward getting their innovative learning tool into more classrooms and homes across the country, Monarch recently secured a $250,000 investment from JumpStart. The investment comes from a special carve-out of JumpStart’s $10 million Evergreen Fund, The Health-Tech Corridor Attraction Fund, which focuses specifically on investing in companies that relocate to Cleveland’s burgeoning Health-Tech Corridor (HTC).

In the video below, Monarch’s President and CEO Bob Gephart discusses the factors that initially attracted the company to Cleveland’s HTC, how they plan to use their latest funding and where they hope to be positioned five years down the road.

This post is part of JumpStart’s “Insight” video series, a monthly feature introducing you to Northeast Ohio investors, entrepreneurs and organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed.