CollegeVine, an online guidance platform for high schoolers that provides mentorship, academic tutoring and college admissions guidance, has closed an additional $3.6 million Series A funding round led by Morningside Technology Ventures (“Morningside”), with participation by University Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. An extension of the $3.1 million round closed by the fast rising EdTech startup in Q4 2016, the new funding will be used to expand CollegeVine’s digital infrastructure to better serve its growing customer base.
Bedly, the first platform to provide a network of end-to-end rental housing services, has raised $2.7M in venture capital to scale its business. The seed funding was lead by Accomplice with participation from Founder Collective and several angel investors. The funding will be used to increase members (renters) and increase housing inventory in New York City and Boston where Bedly has been in early release since mid-2016.
PlacePass, a pioneering provider of travel technology solutions offering travelers a leading online meta-search platform for in-destination experiences and activities, today announced an investment from Marriott International, Inc.
As reported by Bloomberg, DraftKings has raised $100M for a Series E1 round of funding. The round was led by Los Angeles Dodgers part owner Todd Boehly's Eldrige Industries, LLC. The announced merger between DraftKings and FanDuel is still waiting federal antitrust approval.. READ MORE
As reported by The Boston Globe, Gameface Media in Boston has raised $2.6M in funding. Gameface Media provides free professional photographs of individuals competing in sporting and athletic events... READ MORE
Examity, the worldwide leader in proctoring and identity verification for online tests, today announced that it has secured a $21 million investment from University Ventures, an investment firm that backs entrepreneurs and institutions reimagining the future of higher education, and Inherent Group, an impact investment firm that supports companies addressing societal challenges. Examity will use the funds to expand its industry-leading online proctoring platform, which makes testing more efficient, secure, and convenient for higher education institutions and other organizations.
Medisafe®, the leading personalized medication management platform with over three and a half million patient and caregiver registered users, announced today that it has raised a $14.5M Series B funding round led by Octopus Ventures, and joined by M Ventures, to support the company's rapid growth and global expansion. Other investors participating from previous rounds include Pitango Venture Capital, 7wire ventures, lool Ventures, TriVentures and Qualcomm Ventures.
EverQuote, Inc., the leading online insurance marketplace in the U.S., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mira Wilczek to its Board of Directors. Mira is the President and CEO of venture incubator Cogo Labs, which has spawned 15 companies. Mira brings an impressive background as a technologist, entrepreneur, and startup advisor.