Boca Raton-based Edtech Startup Honorlock Secures $11.5M in Series A Funding

Boca Raton-based Edtech Startup Honorlock Secures $11.5M in Series A Funding

Honorlock, a Boca Raton-based edtech startup that provides online proctoring tools to educational institutions conducting proctored exams, has raised $11.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Neil Sequeira, co-founder of Defy Partners.

The fresh funds will be used to accelerate Honorlock’s growth, technology and expansion into new markets. With the funding, the company has added Neil Sequeira, Co-founder of Defy Partners, Steve Miller, Founder of Highwinds and Omnicron, and Thomas Whytas, former CFO of METI, to its board.

Founded in 2015, Honorlock is a cloud-based proctoring system that integrates with third-party learning management systems to help educational institutions protect academic integrity in online courses and assessments. It provides on-demand proctoring services for schools and universities. Its hybrid proctoring model combines AI and Machine Learning with live proctors to thwart cheating while delivering a non-threatening online testing environment for honest test takers. Honorlock’s clients include University of Florida, University of North Alabama and Florida International University.

Talking about its growth experience in the past year and future plans, Michael Hemlepp, CEO of Honorlock, said,

“We are energized by the growth we’ve experienced this past year and have ambitious plans to accelerate it. With the influx of capital and the power and expertise of both our board of directors and tech advisory board, we are uniquely positioned to deliver extreme value to our clients.”

Honorlock claimed it experienced triple-digit growth in 2019, including proctoring exams for three of the 10 largest universities in the US.

Commenting on the funding, Neil Sequeira, Co-founder of Defy Partners, said

“We are excited to be partnering with Honorlock at a time when their high quality, remote edtech solutions are critically important. With online proctoring growing to a $19 billion market, we know the opportunity ahead for Honorlock is bright. We look forward to providing additional resources and working closely with Michael and the Honorlock leadership team to continue their tremendous growth and expansion.”

Honorlock offers exclusive proctoring features such as Search and Destroy, Multi Device Detection, Live Pop-In, and Voice Detection. The company gives utmost priority on academic integrity, continuously innovating to hinder cheating. Honorlock’s patented mobile device detection system is the only technology of its kind.

Img Src

About the Author
Author: Stephen Soulunii
Stephen Soulunii No more a student, but love to learn. Not a teacher, but care about how students are taught. Not an educator, but want everyone to be educated. Not a social worker, but desire to see change. Not a reformer, but always want to see a better world. The author believes that only sound education can bring a better future, better world and technology can help achieve a lot in this field.

Like what we do?

The Latest EdTech News To Your Inbox

Follow us:



About ETR Community

EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.


-> Read More

Join the EdTech Community

Subscribe and Join the 100,000+ members who trust us...

I find every news, reviews very informative and interesting. This site is indeed a great site for both teachers and learners. Thanks to EdTech for creating such an enriching site on education. Hats off!!
- Regin Brown, Educationist and Blogger, United Kingdom

My group likes this site because it's so up-to-date and has tons of relevant articles.
- Angela Giuliano, Teacher, New Mexico

Your write ups and articles ignites the minds making them receptive to the whole new wealth of EdTech.
- Jagat Rana, Parent, India

EdTechReview has some great resources for teachers who need to get some ideas about technology in the classroom.
- Loretta Wideman,Teacher, East Africa

EdTechReview keeps educators up to date with trending tech savvy terms relative to the discipline.
- Dr. Ingrid Rizzolo,Education Professional, Curriculum and Instruction Designer, New York City Area

-> Read More

Go to Our Client List

Adobe Avaya Bettasia Bonio Campus Management CK12 CKS Evernote IBM Intel IQPC Kidzania McGraw Hill Moodle Moot USC Rossier CMR University The British School Canadian International School Pathways Ridge Valley

Subscribe to our Newsletters...