Authentication And Academic Integrity Platform Honorlock Raises $25 Million

By Annie Baker ● May 3, 2021
  • Honorlock – an authentication and academic integrity platform – announced it has raised $25 million Series B funding. These are the details.

Honorlock – an authentication and academic integrity platform – announced it has raised $25 million Series B funding led by Owl Ventures with participation from Defy Partners, Arsenal Growth, and existing investors to further accelerate growth and enter new markets.

About a year ago, Honorlock raised $11.5 million Series A funding to accelerate technology investments and talent aimed at supporting its quick ascent to exclusively serve top higher education institutions across the world.

Honorlock’s AI plus human-touch proctoring platform enables academic institutions and organizations that provide customer and partner education to offer remote assessments while protecting exam integrity and creating a fair and equitable environment for learners. And demand accelerated during the pandemic when schools and businesses closed their doors and remote learning since the new norm for college students and workers seeking professional development and certifications.

And Honorlock’s cloud-based proctoring system integrates with learning management platforms and is designed around integrity, usability and ease of management. Customers include the University of Wisconsin, University of Florida, Georgia Institution of Technology and Texas A&M, among many others.

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“The pandemic highlighted an existing need for remote proctoring that honors and supports the test-taker experience while protecting the integrity of learning institutions. The team at Honorlock is committed to creating a non-invasive and equalizing environment for all. We appreciate the significant support of Owl Ventures, Defy and others who believe in the need to drive innovation and integrity in the ed-tech industry.”

— Michael Hemlepp, CEO, Honorlock

“Academic institutions are in the process of a much-needed tech revolution, and it’s happening fast. Honorlock is helping move education forward by solving some of the most complex challenges schools face when building an effective and fair remote-learning infrastructure. The opportunity to be at the forefront of this shift to remote access is big, and we believe in this team’s ability and passion to lead the way.”

— Amit Patel, managing director at Owl Ventures

“We’ve seen Honorlock evolve from inception to become the dominant leader in the academic market, and we’re excited about its trajectory within the corporate market. Honorlock’s mission to protect exam integrity and focus on the test-taker’s experience, at a time when this is greatly needed, resonates with the wider market need for a platform supporting exams, certifications and corporate testing. The post-pandemic market for continued remote learning is accelerating and Honorlock is in the ideal position to serve the fast-growing market.”

— Neil Sequeira, co-founder and partner at Defy Partners