Tagged: education

College Ave Announces $385 Million Securitization Completion

    Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $385 million securitization of private student loans, its fourth securitization and largest to date. According to College Ave, the CASL 2021-A transaction was completed in February 2021 and saw… Read More

Update: Classlist’s Latest Crowdfunding Round Nears £800,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Virtual school-gate community, Classlist, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £800,000 in funding. The company returned to Crowdcube less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous crowdfunding campaign. The latest funding round has attracted more than 890 Crowdcube… Read More

Overfunding: Classlist Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Raises More Than £530,000

      Less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous Crowdcube campaign, virtual school-gate community, Classlist, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already doubled its initial £250,000 funding target. The funding round has already attracted nearly 540 Crowdcube investors. As… Read More

Financial Aid-Focused Fintech Frank Reportedly Expands Help for Students Take Online Courses

Frank, a U.S.-based financial aid-focused fintech, is reportedly expanding its services to help students take online classes through its new service, called Classfinder. As previously reported, Frank was founded by fintech entrepreneur Charlie Javice and provides “smart, simple financial aid.” “We are revolutionizing financial aid… Read More

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Now Offering Six Week Course in Fintech

  University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business is now offering a new six-week course called “Fintech Revolution: Transformative Financial Service and Strategies.” According to the business school, this course helps users critically assess the future of financial services and identify opportunities for growth. It… Read More

Update: Twin Science & Robotics to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £1.2 Million Raised

Twin Science & Robotics, a new educational experience that up skills children with physical and digital products, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £1.2 million raised. The company’s funding round made its debut last month and has attracted more… Read More

Overfunding: Educational Experience Twin Science & Robotics Secures £750,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Twin Science & Robotics, a new educational experience that up skills children with physical and digital products, has successfully surpassed its initial £750,000 campaign funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The funding round has so far attracted more than 200 Seedrs investors.  Founded in… Read More

AvidXchange Announces New “Tech Rising” Initiative to Remove Barriers to Technology Education

  AvidXchange, a U.S. fintech that provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced on Friday it has launched Tech Rising, an initiative spearheaded by the AvidXchange Foundation that aims to remove barriers to technology education and resources for youth and young… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

OKEx Completes Beacon Program to Further Education in the Blockchain Space

Digital assets exchange OKEx announced on Monday it has has finished its Beacon Program — European Edition. According to OKEx, the program provided three masterclasses by prominent players in the cryptocurrency space and individual mentoring from top OKEx executives, including CEO Jay Hao and Director… Read More

Mumbai based Online Lender InCred Acquires Fintech Platform Qbera

Mumbai based online lender InCred has reportedly acquired Fintech platform Qbera. The acquisition has come as India struggles to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and associated challenges. InCred and Qbera haven’t disclosed the amount paid for the transaction, however, sources claim the deal may be… Read More

U.S. Fintech MPOWER Financing Secures $9 Million Through Investment Round For Educational Loans Program

MPOWER Financing, a U.S.-based fintech platform for educational loans to international and DACA students, announced on Tuesday it secured $9 million through its latest investment round. Founded in 2014, MPOWER Financing uses cross-border digital lending platform, big data, and global infrastructure to finance the millions… Read More

Update: Tech Will Save Us’ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £850,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

Tech Will Save Us, an edtech startup that provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £850,000 in funding. The campaign, which has attracted 285 Seedrs investors, launched last month with a… Read More

Student Loan Refinance Marketplace Splash Financial Raises $12.3 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By CMFG Ventures & Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Splash Financial, a U.S.-based student loan refinance marketplace, announced earlier this week it secured $12.3 million through its Series A investment round, which was co-led by CMFG Ventures, LLC, the venture capital entity of CUNA Mutual Group, and Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Overfunding: Edtech Tech Will Save Us Raises More Than £440,000 on Seedrs

Tech Will Save Us, an edtech startup that provides hybrid online and offline learning experiences for kids, has raised more than £440,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which has attracted over 200 Seedrs investors, was launched last month originally seeking… Read More

China: Zhejiang University International Business School Announces Fintech Masters Program

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has announced a new English taught Masters program. The Masters of Fintech will be taught in the Zhejiang Province – a leading center of Fintech innovation and home to Ant Financial (part of Alibaba) one of the largest Fintech companies… Read More

University of Malta Students who are Enrolled in Masters in Blockchain Program are Now Voting for Student Representatives Using a Decentralized Application (dApp)

A decentralized application (dApp) created at the University of Malta is helping Master students in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to cast their votes for student representatives, for the very first time, using blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT). Dr. Joshua Ellul, director at the… Read More

U.S. Online Education Lender Boro Secures $12 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By LexinFintech

Boro, a U.S.-based provider of loans and financial education to students, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Chinese fintech group, LexinFintech. Founded in 2015, Boro claims to be a leading consumer financing platform for… Read More

American Council on Education Acquires Funding from US Department of Education to Explore Use of Blockchain or DLT in US Education Sector

​The ​​US Department of Education is backing the nation’s higher education association’s research efforts into and tests of emerging blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The American Council on Education confirmed on February 6 that it has acquired funding from the US Department of Education,… Read More

Dublin City University Partner With FutureLearn to Launch Online Fintech Course

Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who… Read More

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