As reported by the Boston Business Journal, Goji (formerly Consumer United) has raised $52.5M in fudning led by Spark Capital and Thayer Street Partners. Consumer United is a website focused on helping people shop online for personal auto and other insurance products by enabling shoppers to quickly compare rates and find better coverage from companies that best fit their individual and family needs.
Flashnotes, the online student-to-student marketplace for buying and selling class material, has closed a seed round of $1.8M. The financing was led by Ryan Moore of Atlas Venture and Jordan Levy of Softbank Capital, with participation from angel investors Michael Lazerow (Founder, Buddy Media), Paul Sethi (Founder, RedBooks) and Paul Tedeschi (Founder, Mr. Youth), Sachin Jade (Klifer Capital) and Abigail Coxsen.
SimpleTuition, Inc., the leading provider of tips, advice and interactive tools that help students save on college-related expenses, announced today the acquisition of ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace which offers huge discounts on new and used textbooks as well as rentals.