Pearson sells Family Education Network to Sandbox Partners

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sandbox Partners announced today the acquisition of “edutainment” network FEN (Family Education Network) from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. FEN has one of the largest integrated digital audiences of children, parents and teachers totalling 25 million visits per month.

CollegeVine Raises $3.1 Million In Series A Funding

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CollegeVine, the fast-growing EdTech startup specializing in high school mentoring for college applications, has closed a $3.1 million Series A funding round led by Morningside Technology Ventures ("Morningside") with participation by New York-based University Ventures.

Morningside is a private equity and venture capital firm. Gerald Chan, its co-founder, has joined CollegeVine's Board of Directors. University Ventures is a specialty venture capital fund that exclusively focuses on promising ideas in the higher education space.

EverQuote Raises $23M Series B Funding

Thursday, October 20, 2016

EverQuote, Inc., the leading insurance marketplace, today announced that it closed a $23 million dollar Series B investment led by Maryland-based Savano Capital Partners, with participation from Stratim Capital, Oceanic Partners and T Capital Partners. EverQuote will use the funding to further accelerate growth by increasing its investment in sales and product development. It will also afford the company greater flexibility to continue development of its personal risk marketplace.

Optimus Ride Raises $5.25M In Funding

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

As reported by TechCrunch, Optimus Ride has raised $5.25M in seed funding.  The round was led by NextView Ventures and FirstMark Capital.  

Optimus Ride Inc. is an MIT spinoff company that develops self‑driving technologies to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. They are designing a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets... READ MORE

Seniorlink Raises $7.5M in Funding

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seniorlink, a Boston, MA-based provider of a coaching and collaboration platform for caregivers, raised $7.5m in funding.

NewSpring Capital made the investment. In conjunction with the funding, Brian G. Murphy, NewSpring General Partner, joined Seniorlink’s Board.

The company intends to use the funds for the continued development of its coaching and collaboration platform, Vela.