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.
As reported by BostInno, Fasten in Boston has raised $10M in funding led by Almaz Capital and UFG Capital. Fasten is a ridesharing company with operations in two markets, Boston and Austin... READ MORE
Per Christian Allen's (GetHuman's CEO) blog post on Medium:
Nutshell: $3m in investment from Founder Collective and NextView Ventures helps us help more distressed customers.
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.
As reported by BostInno, HigherMe has raised $1.5M in a seed found of funding. Investors include Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, Gautam Gupta (founder of Naturebox), Tucker Max, and Ryan Holmes (founder & CEO of Hootsuite).
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.
Ovuline, the leading women's healthcare technology company behind the Ovia Fertility, Pregnancy, and Parenting apps, announced today it has raised $10 million in new funding and will rebrand as "Ovia Health."
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, 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.