Paul Freedman is the Founder & CEO of Altius Education.
A longtime advocate for the transformative power of a college education, Paul has a strong track record of founding, managing, and investing in successful education ventures.
Before founding Altius, Paul created Academic Engine, a college recruitment technology company that he later sold to Hobsons Inc. in 2004.
Through his work at Altius Education, Paul has used his unique combination of institutional knowledge and passion for entrepreneurship to find creative solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing higher education today. Since its founding in 2009, Altius has been focused on addressing the decreasing number of college transfers from two- to four-year programs. Through its online institution Ivy Bridge College, Altius has found ways to improve the quality and experience of online education and help today’s diverse population of college students achieve successful outcomes.
In addition to his work with Altius, Paul continues to support a variety of startup organizations and innovators in the higher education community. He is a frequent panelist at events like HigherEdTech and the Big Ideas Fest and takes part in the ongoing conversation surrounding higher education and technology through his Huffington Post blog and numerous speaking engagements.
Paul is a Graduate of the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and a Concentration in Law and economics.
Jun, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
- Current (almost 2 years)
CEO & Founding Partner
Mar 1, 2014 - Current (over 2 years)
Founder & CEO & Board Director
Jul, 2009 - Current (over 7 years)
BA, Public Policy2000
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|Jul 24, 2015||Xconomy - Money, Mergers & Expansions For Booktrack, Other SF Startups|
|May 13, 2015||Xconomy - 1776’s Top Edtech Startups: Handsfree Learning, LearnLux, Cognotion|
|Apr 22, 2015||WSJ Blogs - Raise Labs Scores $4.5M to Help Students ‘Unlock’ Scholarship Money|
|Aug 18, 2014||TechCrunch - GetSet Uses Natural Language Processing To Reduce College Drop-out Rates|
|Oct 11, 2013||Gigaom - Online ed startup Altius sells assets to Datamark after accreditation concerns|
|Sep 10, 2013||Xconomy - Altius Education Changes Course After Accreditation Battles|
|Aug 29, 2013||Venture Beat - Open letter to Obama: Accreditation is killing the tech-fueled revitalization of higher ed|