- Funding Received
- $40.5 Million in 4 Rounds from 8 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- $19 Million Series C on September 24, 2013
- January 1, 2010
- 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
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 (http://patten.edu) and New Charter University (http://new.edu).
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.
Current Team (3)Update
Past Team (6)Update
Jan, 2012 - Jan, 2013
VP, Communications & Public Policy
2012 - Jan, 2013
Co-Founder, Product & Engineering
Apr, 2011 - Jan, 2012
Marketing & Enrollment
Dec, 2011 - Jan, 2012
Vice President Marketing and Enrollment
Funding Rounds (4) - $19MUpdate
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