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  • Fast-Growing 2U Files For $100M IPO, But Is It Poised To Be The Next Big Education Company?

    Fast-Growing 2U Files For $100M IPO, But Is It Poised To Be The Next Big Education Company?

    When 2U emerged in 2008, online education was still struggling to be taken seriously. Despite steadily increasing online enrollment, many remained skeptical. Both fairly and unfairly, online education was seen as a world of simple micro-correspondence courses, limited in quality, incapable of producing outcomes truly commensurate with on-campus education and therefore merely a supplement, not… Read More

  • 2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

    2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

    Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called¬†Semester Online. The company will be powering a virtual classroom environment and interactive platform for a consortium of 10 top universities, including some it’s already been working with (Washington University in St. Louis and… Read More

  • 2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals

    2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals

    If you’re unfamiliar with 2tor, this may do the trick. Today, the education startup is announcing that it has closed a $26 million Series D round of financing, led by an affiliate of The Hillman Company, WestRiver Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank Capital, with participation from its existing investors, which include Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint… Read More

  • Now On iOS And Android, 2tor Brings Higher Education To Mobile Students

    Now On iOS And Android, 2tor Brings Higher Education To Mobile Students

    There’s a growing focus on the intersection of education and technology, from Apple’s initiatives to reinvent the textbook and Inkling’s efforts to take virtualized textbooks to professional publishers to Bertelsmann and others backing a $100 million fund for innovative education. Read More

  • Will Your College Survive?

    Will Your College Survive?

    The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater Peter Thiel believes smart people don’t need college, and he’s right: There have always been autodidacts who can learn without assistance. Of course, we don’t really need supermarkets and restaurants either; we could all grow and cook our own food. Yet having professionals help us has always been a… Read More

  • 2tor Raises $32.5 Million Series C To Make Online Education Great

    2tor Raises $32.5 Million Series C To Make Online Education Great

    “One reason online education isn’t that good is I don’t think it is trying to be that good,” says John Katzman, the CEO of 2tor, an online education startup that is trying to break that mold. The company, headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Piers, just raised a $32.5 million series C financing, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. All of its existing… Read More

  • 2tor Raises $20 Million Series B To Go After The High End Of Online Education

    Every year as broadband reaches more people, online education keeps growing and growing. So far, though, most online education focusses on vocational courses, test preparation, or supplemental tutoring. One startup trying to bring entire degree programs online is 2tor, which just closed a $20 million Series B funding at a rumored valuation of around $100 million. Highland Capital Partners… Read More

  • 2tor Raises $10 Million To Help Universities Manage Online Degree Programs

    2tor, a startup that helps universities administer classes and degree programs online, closed $10 million in Series A financing round led by Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and City Light Capital participating. Launched earlier this year, 2tor partners with universities to build, administer, and market online degree programs. The company says it will use the funding to … Read More