Monthly Archives: April 2012

StraighterLine Nabs $10M To Make College More Affordable Through Online Education

Rip Empson Saturday, April 14th, 2012  Rip Empson is a writer and rabble-rouser at TechCrunch. He covers startups, music, social, mobile, health, and education. You can reach him at rip[at]techcrunch[dot]com → Learn More http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/14/straighterline-raises-10-million/ A year ago, Peter Thiel called it a bubble. Whatever you call it, the cost of attaining a college degree has…
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StraighterLine Raises $10 Million To Expand Marketing & Build Next Generation Market for College Courses

For Immediate Release April 13, 2012 Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that it completed a $10 million financing.  Led by FirstMark Capital (www.firstmarkcap.com), a New York City-based venture capital firm with a history of successful investments in online, consumer-focused and education businesses, the financing will accelerate StraighterLine’s outreach to colleges, employers and students….
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There Are Only 2 Kinds of Problems (Alan Ying)

http://www.inc.com/alan-ying/there-are-only-two-kinds-of-problems.html Entrepreneurs often find conversations with venture capitalists to be somewhat schizophrenic. In a blink, the questioning can veer from, “Why would anyone use your product?” to, “How do you scale when everyone uses your product?” This can easily make a confused entrepreneur answer, “Um… what’s most important?” For me, both as an entrepreneur and…
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To Find a First Class Entrepreneur… (David Jones, Jr.)

by Alastair Goldfisher A couple of weeks ago when Norwest Venture Partners announced its investment in health care cloud provider ClearDATA, the firm said it was the third time it had worked with CEO Darin Brannan. His previous startups Verio Inc. and Website Pros both resulted in IPOs. So here’s a question for VCs: Do…
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