Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What Company Is Offering: provides consumers helpful information and easy-to-use tools that will help make finding the right post secondary institution a more rewarding experience. Whether for students, parents, counselors or people looking to advance their careers, works to simplify the process of discovery surrounding post secondary education.

How Much They Got From VCs:, the most comprehensive college search portal on the web, announced today that it has secured $2.25 million in Series B funding led by Chicago-based OCA Ventures, along with Origin Ventures and existing investor Rincon Venture Partners of Santa Barbara, CA.

Business Model: provides both traditional and adult students with free interactive search tools to help them choose the right institution to best meet their post secondary educational goals. Its comprehensive database houses information ranging from curriculum and study programs to tuition and application requirements on more than 6,000 schools, including two- and four- year colleges, career and technical schools and online programs. goes beyond providing basic institutional data to act as a digital advisor for prospective students. Site features include a side- by-side comparison of institutions, a personalized educational profile to help tailor search results and an analysis of a student's chance for admission at their chosen schools.

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