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.
Funding Rounds (4) - $40.5MUpdate
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Board Members and Advisors (3)Update
|May 24, 2016||Crowdfund Insider - Cornwall Software Taps Philip Walker to Join Crowdfunder as CFO|
|May 3, 2016||Venture Capital Database - Reinventing School: 108 Ed Tech Startups Across Learning Management, Language Teaching, And More|
|May 3, 2016||Venture Capital Database - Reinventing School: 106 Ed Tech Startups Across Learning Management, Language Teaching, And More|
|Dec 2, 2015||PRNewswire All - Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. Acquires Competency-based Learning Platform From UniversityNow|
|Sep 23, 2013||Venture Beat - UniversityNow makes college degrees accessible to anyone with a computer|
|Sep 23, 2013||FinSMEs - FinSMEs|
|Sep 23, 2013||Venture Beat - Funding Daily: General solicitation edition|
|Jul 17, 2012||Gigaom - Coursera adds first international university partners, raises additional $6M|
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