Gamer Sensei, the premier professional esports coaching service, today announced an additional $4 million in venture funding. This latest round was led by Accomplice and Advancit Capital, joined by Origin Ventures, CRCM Ventures and Kiwi Ventures, with additional participation from other new and existing investors including, aXiomatic, Abstract Ventures and Subversive Capital. The funding will help fuel the continued growth of the company at its headquarters in downtown Boston.
Helen Adeosun knows the challenges senior home care providers face very well. After all, she used to be one herself, just as her mother was.
“I remember this feeling every single time I showed up to a client’s home: I had very little preparation to help that client,” Adeosun said of seniors receiving home care, which reached 4.9 million in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Caregivers get so little training, I think people would actually be shocked,” she added.
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.
CampusLogic, announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree. The integration of Cegment with the CampusLogic platform will form the only end-to-end student financial aid engagement platform designed to increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration.
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AdmitHub, an edtech startup that’s creating conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to guide students to and through college, is trying to make that happen. (In fact, the conversation above was one that we had with the company’s chatbot, Oli.) Today, the Boston-based company announced it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding to develop Oli and other campus-specific chatbots, grow its team, and expand the service to more U.S. and international institutions.
First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), today announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers.
Today, we’re excited to announce the acquisition of Qwiklabs. Founded in 2012, Qwiklabs provides hands-on lab learning environments for leading cloud platforms and infrastructure software vendors.
We recently acquired Outlearn, a seed-stage Boston-based startup backed by General Catalyst Partners. Outlearn created a technical learning publishing system designed to make it easy for subject matter experts to publish custom learning paths using existing web content and original content authored in Markdown.
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.