Tagged: education

Learning Platform Focused on STEM Skills Because Learning Now Seeking Funds Through Indiegogo/MicroVentures

Because Learning, a U.S.-based learning platform specifically focused on STEM skills, is now seeking funds through Indiegogo/Microventure’s equity crowdfunding platform. Founded in 2014, Because Learning, which was previously known as Ardusat, is on a mission to inspire students in the STEM field, which are science, technology,… Read More

Binance Seeks to Boost Blockchain Education with New Academy

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in operation, has launched the Binance Academy to further education about crypto and blockchain. The service is said to provide “free resources to the next generation of blockchain enthusiasts.” The academy is an open-access platform that “will tackle… Read More

Overfunding: Higher Education Comparison Service University Compare Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

University Compare, a cross-platform higher education comparison service that helps universities and students connect, has successfully surpassed its initial £250,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, University Compare was founded in 2012 and displays university statistics, student reviews, and personalized choices to… Read More

Update: TeachPitch Announces Second Crowdcube Extension & Launch in Kenya

TeachPitch, a UK-based education technology company, announced on Wednesday it has extended its latest equity crowdfunding for the second time on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round last month and quickly secured its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £350,000 from more than 200 investors. … Read More

Ripple Donates Nearly $30 Million to All 35,647 Projects on DonorsChoose

On Wednesday, DonorsChoose announced San Francisco-based Ripple donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the nonprofit’s crowdfunding platform. According to DonorsChoose, the donation fulfilled 35,647 requests from 28,210 public school teachers in every state. Teachers at 16,561 public schools, or 1in 6 of all the public schools in… Read More

FINTECH Circle Partners With Abu Dhabi Global Market to Launch Fintech Education Courses For the UAE

FINTECH Circle, a global community of fintech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and fintech thought-leaders, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to launch a range of FINTECH Education Courses for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…. Read More

Higher Education Comparison Service University Compare Now Seeks £250,000 on Seedrs

University Compare, a cross-platform higher education comparison service that helps universities and students connect, is now seeking £250,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2012, University Compare displays university statistics, student reviews, and personalized choices to help students decide which course to choose when… Read More

Update: TeachPitch Extends Latest Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

TeachPitch, a UK-based education technology company, announced last week it has decided to extend its latest equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round last month and quickly secured its initial £300,000 target. It is now nearing £340,000 thanks to more than 180… Read More

Overfunding: Education Tech TeachPitch Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target

TeachPitch, a UK-based education technology company, has launched an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube seeking to raise £300,000, which has already been secured thanks to nearly 40 investors. The company previously raised £303,180 through its first funding round on the equity crowdfunding platform. Founded in 2014,… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Executive Education Program on Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has announced the launch of a new executive education program entitled Alternative Finance in Digistised Economy. The immersive program has been created in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education. CCAF is the leading research entity for… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai Announces New Nationwide Investor Education Seminar 

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China based peer to peer lender, announced on Monday the launch of its new nationwide Investor Education Seminar to introduce current and prospective investors to its business and educate them on its risk management systems, development strategy and insurance policies among other… Read More

The University of Hong Kong Online Fintech Course Now Open for Registration

In partnership with SuperCharger, CFTE, Cyberport, UNSW Sydney and Micosoft, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has opened up registration with Asia’s first Fintech Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The Fintech MOOC is a six-week online course on innovations in finance and is designed to… Read More

Suffolk University Student Entrepreneur Launch New Round of Ventures Through Crowdfunding Course

  On Wednesday, Suffolk University announced that some of its students have launched some ventures through its crowdfunding course. The ventures made their debut on December 6th, with two dedicated to the people of Haiti. The University stated that is Sawyer Business School introduced the… Read More

Nordic Edtech LIG Set to Close Invesdor Round With More Than €400,000 in Funding

Nordic edtech business development group,Learning Intelligence Group (LIG), is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor with more than €400,000 from over 75 investors. The company was launched in 2013 when serial entrepreneurs Vesa Perälä, Mervi Palander, Micke Paqvalén and Antti Pasila founded CLANED, a cloud-based social… Read More

Early Stage Investing vs. Real Estate Investing: Similarities and Differences

Both venture capital (VC) investing and real estate investing involve some level of risk assessment, they both have the potential for big returns, and investors have the opportunity to help someone else reach a desired goal. Despite this common ground, there are some distinct differences…. Read More

Crowdcube Pulls Shaw Academy’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign From Platform

Just days before Shaw Academy was set to close its highly successful equity crowdfunding campaign, which secured well over its £2.2 million funding target, Crowdcube reportedly shut down the funding round, claiming that the online education provider apparently failed to follow its platform’s rules.  According to Irish… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Introduction to Fintech: Hong Kong University Announces Massive Open Online Course

The University of Hong Kong has announced a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled an Introduction to Fintech. The MOOC is expected to launch in March 2018. The new course on Fintech was revealed during Hong Kong’s second annual Fintech week event. The course… Read More

GoFundMe Teams Up With Thurgood Marshall College Fund To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has formed a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which is considered the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. The funding portal and TMCF are notably teaming up to raise money in support of… Read More

Update: Shaw Academy Extends Crowdcube Round & Closes in on Nearly £2.2 Funding Target

With its Crowdcube campaign currently closing in on its nearly £2.2 funding target, Shaw Academy, an online education provider that teaches a variety of subjects live through a software platform, has decided to extend the funding round.  As previously reported, Shaw Academy’s key mission is to change billion so… Read More