Gamer Sensei Acquires DotaCoach

Friday, December 9, 2016

Gamer Sensei, the online mastery platform for competitive gamers, today announced the acquisition of, an on-demand coaching service for players of Dota 2. The combination of the two companies creates the world’s largest community of professional Dota 2 coaches dedicated to helping competitive gamers win more. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lovepop Raises $6M Series A Round of Funding

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lovepop, a 3D design firm reinventing the greeting card industry, today announced a Series A investment of $6 million led by Ryan Moore of Boston VC Accomplice.  Notable Lovepop investors include Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Niraj Shah of Wayfair, Bob White of Bain Capital, and Wayne Chang of Crashlytics and Twitter.

Follett Acquires Valore Inc.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, today announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.  Combining the convenience of the ValoreBooks marketplace with the scope and capabilities of Follett will provide campus stores and students greater access to more affordable course material options.  Terms of the transaction were not released.

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.