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Former KC startup myEDmatch wins SXSW V2V edtech pitch competition

Yesterday myEDmatch was named the education technology winner of the V2Venture pitch competition at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. Out of more than 200 applicants, myEDmatch—a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers based on missions—pitched against five other finalists innovating in the education space.

“The experience was really fun, but it was quite challenging to keep the entire pitch under two minutes,” myEDmatch founder and CEO Alicia Herald told SPN. “It was helpful, throughout the multiple rounds of coaching, to see what resonated most and how to incorporate those memorable messages in the pitch. Once I was on stage, it was very fast-paced and the judges had tough questions.”

The company got its start in Kansas City, but has since relocated to St. Louis.

“While I was sad to move away from my hometown of Kansas City, the move overall has been incredibly positive,” Herald said. “I have great access to my board of directors and other advisers in the growing St. Louis entrepreneur ecosystem.

“I hope we can see more collaboration between the cities in the years ahead because I think there is a lot of great things we can learn from and share with each other across the Show-Me state.”

Last August myEDmatch raised a $2.6 million Series A round led by St. Louis-based FTL Capital.