Funding Received
$40.5 Million in 4 Rounds from 8 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$19 Million Series C on September 24, 2013
San Francisco, CA
UniversityNow is engaged in developing learning technologies and building universities to back post-secondary education across the globe.
David Meyer, EuGene Wade
Consumers, Freemium, Colleges, Technology, Education

Company Details

January 1, 2010
3 in CrunchBase

UniversityNow is an education and technology start-up based in San Francisco. Its mission is to help ensure that affordable, high quality post-secondary education is available to people everywhere. To accomplish this, UniversityNow has built the most affordable and accessible accredited universities in the world, including Patten University ( and New Charter University (
UniversityNow's vision is a world in which no one is deprived of access to quality education — a world in which students can obtain recognized college degrees that improve their futures, without taking on the burden of student debt.

This includes employing:

- Technology-assisted learning environments focused on efficiency and student success;

- Peer-to-peer learning communities where students share their knowledge and skills, and help each other obtain recognized degrees and credentials;

- Pedagogical models where the faculty serves as mentors and coaches as well as subject matter experts;

- Evaluation systems that measure student achievement on whether students meet standards that are rigorous, clearly articulated and recognized; and

- Tuition models that are significantly more affordable.

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Past Team (6)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Investors (8)

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Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    543 Howard Street

    San Francisco, CA 94105