Tagged: education

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

ING Is Teaming Up with United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation to Test Economic Development Program in the Philippines

ING is teaming up with the United Nations Children’s Fund Office of Innovation, in order to test a global program in the Philippines, which aims to identify and invest in various Fintech firms that are developing solutions that could help disadvantaged youth and families in… Read More

Northwestern University Teams Up With Trilogy Education to Launch Fintech Boot Camp in Chicago

Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, for a new fintech boot camp that will take place in Chicago. According to Northwest, the Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp offers professionals the opportunity to acquire… Read More

Update: Mrs Wordsmith’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £1.2 Million in Funding During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, is now nearing £1.2 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which is set to close next week, originally sought to raise £1 million. The company is offering 3.16% in equity… Read More

Overfunding: Educational Publishing & Gaming Company Mrs Wordsmith Quickly Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, quickly secured its initial £1 million equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign. The funding round, which already raised £750,000 in September (prior to public launch) has attracted more than 500 investors. The company is offering… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Reveals Motivations Behind Launching a Masters in DLT Program at University of Malta

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and director of centre for DLTs at the University of Malta. Last month, the island country of Malta introduced a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology program. The crypto-friendly jurisdiction… Read More

Zilliqa and Oxford Women in Computer Science Society Launch Blockchain-focused Education Workshops 

Singapore-headquartered Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain network for building decentralized applications (dApps), is preparing to launch the return of Blockchain A-Z, a series of educational workshops on distributed ledger technology (DLT).  According to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider, Zilliqa is teaming up with… Read More

PumaPay Teams Up With Cointelligence For Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Education Accessibility

PumaPay, a blockchain payments system that provides an open-source “free-of-charge blockchain-based protocol” that decentralizes the transaction process, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with cryptocurrency data resource platform Cointelligence to make cryptocurrency and blockchain education accessible for everyone. According to the duo, the education… Read More

College Ave Student Loans Is Now Offering Special Graduation Loan For Harvard Law School Students

Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Monday it is offering a special graduate loan for Harvard Law School students through its new program, College Ave Harvard Law Program, which offers one low fixed rate (5.695% APR). “The College Ave Harvard Law Program loan… Read More

University of Pennsylvania to Offer New Course in Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

The University of Pennsylvania is now offering a new course specifically for cryptocurrency and blockchain. The course is called Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies. Its description reads: “What is Cryptocurrency and how is it an innovative and effective method of currency? This… Read More

PINTEC Partners With Xiaomai Zhujiao to Enable Installment Financing for Educational & Training Institutions

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Thursday it is teaming up with  Xiaomai Zhujiao, a provider of education management software systems in China, to develop a consumer financing solution for education and training institutions. PINTEC reported that it will cooperate with Xiaomai Zhujiao to… Read More

College Ave Student Loans $65 Million Credit Facility from Guggenheim Investments

Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Thursday it secured a $65 million credit facility from Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners.  College Ave Student Loans claimed the credit facility is another marker for it as… Read More

Natwest Launches Data Academy that Aims to Train Staff Members in Understanding & Harnessing Data

UK banking group NatWest announced on Wednesday it has launched its Data Academy will offer a wide range of training, courses, and qualifications that will cover all levels of data proficiency. According to NatWest, the academy is opened to all of the bank’s 70,000 employees and those enrolled will gain… Read More

Fintech Consortium Teams Up With Georgetown University to Launch Professional Development Certificate Program in Fintech

Fintech incubator FinTech Consortium announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Georgetown University to launch a professional development program in fintech. According to FinTech Consortium, the program is specifically designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in financial services or technology,… Read More

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