As the coronavirus forced schools to close in the spring, startup Swing Education, which matched substitute teachers with schools, saw 90% of its revenue evaporate in two weeks. It laid off staff.
With most school districts sticking to online classes in the fall, the 5-year-old San Mateo startup is focusing on a new kind of business: learning pods, where it matches teachers looking for work with families who want self-contained classes.
“The need that’s out there right now is pretty overwhelming,” said Mike Teng, Swing’s CEO.
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