Lige Hensley, CEO and Co-Founder, Invoke Learning
In the second half of 2021, we’ve been on a riff of 1980s movies, from Back to the Future to Christmas Vacation. Rest assured it is not our obsession (well maybe Brendan’s), but it’s a homage to moving from a 1980s approach to a modern approach to your data warehouse.
In the movie Big, (another 1980s movie), Tom Hanks moves from a boy to grown man in no time. The same can be true for your data warehouse conversion, not as quick as Tom Hanks, but in as little as five weeks. Check out our case study with the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine for a proof of concept.
Am I excited? You bet I am. As the close of 2021 is upon us, we at Invoke Learning celebrated with an Italian food and gaming evening. We started the year with exciting products, a handful of schools, and partners convinced of our future. Fast forward a year, and even though I would like to say we knew it would happen, we’re really caught up in our growth and results.
In early 2021, we released InvokeClarity™, the advanced data lakehouse (data lake + data warehouse) designed for higher education. Providing a foundation for our supporting products that provides institutions with actionable insights around enrollment, engagement, retention, student success, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). InvokeClarity makes everything else possible. We’re closing out the year with an enhanced UI and dashboards that better deliver the information we serve up.
News and Awards
We started the year with local recognition from the Indianapolis Business Journal and went on to be a Top 3 Finalist in the global Snowflake Start-Up Challenge. We also received recognition from the investment community on our growth and funding.
Sales and Marketing
We participated in our first virtual conference with CISOA, as well as our first in-person conference at EDUCAUSE (our 1980s theme and bowling shirts were a hit!). We developed our first case studies with Google, the Foothill De-Anza School District, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. And, importantly, we hired industry expert Kelly Hamilton as our new Vice President of Sales.
2021 was great, and we’re even more excited for what 2022 holds. Come join us in the journey of changing what's possible for higher education analytics. Contact us and we’ll show you how to bring your A-game to each and every student.
CEO and Co-Founder