Funding Received
$10 Million in 1 Round from 4 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$10 Million Series A on April 13, 2012
Baltimore, MD
StraighterLine provides online college courses that allow students to earn credits for their current degree program.

Company Details


StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”

In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.

StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.

Past Team (1)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Investors (4)

  • A424125bd8541a56ab8f81db7476ccd4

    Rethink Education

    Rethink Education is a venture capital fund focused exclusively on education technology that...
  • Bb13361e94d6eb37407cb87edcebe8b5

    FirstMark Capital

    Early stage venture fund based in NYC.
  • 413839188a1f1ed8f29a41023a016274

    City Light Capital

    City Light Capital is a venture capital firm seeking market-based solutions to major social...
  • 9c52689ce172fa18913cf7e7a8c3a6e5

    Chrysalis Ventures

    Chrysalis Ventures is a source of equity capital for young growth companies in the under-ventured...

Offices/Locations (1)

  • HQ

    1201 S. Sharp St. Suite 110

    Baltimore, MD 20230