Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K

Danish Philip Rossen believed high school wouldn’t get him too far in life. So, he decided to build his own future. More specifically, a platform that would achieve a higher purpose. That of connecting people from all over the world while learning a new language. It was his way to make up for the lost time and prove to the world that personal initiative is king. Read more about the Scandinavian high school dropout who gas sold online tutoring for $360K.

The fewer resources he had, the higher the aspirations would be. The most important thing was to live life on his own terms. So, he gathered over three hundred qualified tutors from all over the world and gave them a platform to manifest their love for teaching.

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K
The most important thing for Philip Rossen was to live life on his own terms.

In a much more rudimentary way, he tried the method himself. Because he didn’t have much money to pay a private tutor in Denmark and his friends and family would want him to be on his own, he found a lecturer online and passed his German exam. This experience also helped him refine his idea, particularly the fact that the platform shouldn’t be free, that users should pay the price for the language lessons because, with Justlearn, he wanted to make it loud and clear that paid means high quality. That doesn’t mean it should be expensive. It means a rigorous schedule, the desire and willingness to achieve much more than you think you’re capable of. In the end, that’s what talented tutors should instill in students every day.

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The onlne platform
The online platform Justlearn has an intuitive interface to ensure students don’t miss a lesson.

The company has been valued at +$1 million.

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K
Philip found a lecturer online and passed his German exam.

From the beginning, the company has been growing slowly and steadily until it reached a valuation of $1.26 million. All those ambitious plans Philip had when he started to dream big panned out. Part of the recent increase in revenue has been generated by the global COVID-19 crisis when many people had the chance to reevaluate their priorities and decided that learning a new language is part of them.

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EdTech has changed learning forever
With the current trend of global education reform, EdTech companies are in full effect. The EdTech industry is now valued at $74.64 billion and will grow to $318.8 billion by the year 2027. With today’s technological advancements, companies like Justlearn can provide more affordable, convenient, and personalized education to the masses with the push of a button. We expect to impact over 200.000 students worldwide by 2025.

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K
Philip Rossen outside his office in Haderslev

The Scandinavian educational system promotes experimentation
Part of the company’s success is determined by the fact that the educational system in Denmark encourages an experimental approach. It’s ok to dream big, fail, and start again. You don’t have to get everything right from the get-go. The website is and will be for a long-time work-in-progress. Only through a series of iterations will the platform serve as many people as possible and will reach a level of accuracy that will serve its purpose.

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Personalized, convenient, and affordable
Learning a new language is difficult. When a student is new and struggling, it’s hard to get feedback and support. With Justlearn, students have access to a community of like-minded people who support and help each other with conversations and lessons. Justlearn offers a team of professional tutors available 24/7 to help students improve their foreign language skills. We also have a one-of-a-kind online immersion program for learners who wish to study in-depth. All of this adds up to better education and a brighter future.

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360KAbout EdTech
EdTech is the new frontier in education. This industry has grown exponentially in recent years. It is now valued at $74.64 billion and will increase to $318.8 billion by 2027. Schools are starting to shift their focus from traditional lectures to interactive, engaging learning experiences driven by augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and more. The growth of EdTech can be explained by the following key factors: cost, availability, and accessibility of EdTech tools, new ways to learn with technology, and new generations who are used to using technology for learning purposes.

In the world of entrepreneurship, EdTech start-ups are transforming the way we think about education. Through our platform, we offer various solutions, such as personalized education, adaptive learning, and gamified learning, to help meet the educational needs of learners of all ages and circumstances. Our company’s vision is to create an inclusive and personalized learning experience for everyone. With our products, students get the personalized help they need, and teachers can tackle more students.

Scandinavian High School Dropout Has Sold Online Tutoring for $360K, based on a press release from EdTech.

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.