PE-backed Six Red Marbles hires new CFO

Six Red Marbles, which is backed by Calvert Street Capital Partners, has named David DiFelice as chief financial officer. Previously, DiFelice worked at Strategic Savings. Headquartered in Boston, Six Red Marbles is a provider of digital and print-based learning programs and educational solutions.

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VC-backed 2U rolls out IPO

2U has launched its IPO of 9.175 million shares after pricing it at $13 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TWOU.” Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Securities are the lead underwriters. 2U builds online learning platforms. Its backers include Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, CIty Light Capital and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

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IVP leads Series C round for General Assembly

According to a blog post on its site, General Assembly has closed $35 million in Series C funding. Institutional Venture Partners led the round with participation from investors that included GSV Capital, Rethink Education and Western Technology Investment. In addition to the funding, Todd Chaffee, general partner at IVP, will join General Assembly’s board. Based in New York City, General Assembly is a provider of educational programming and support. To read the details of the funding, visit here.

Education Startup Top Hat Monocle Scores $8M in Series A Funding

Top Hat Monocle has raised $8 million in Series A funding in a round led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, along with SoftTech VC, Version One Ventures (the new fund of Boris Wertz) and Golden Venture Partners. The Toronto-based education company, which has an office in San Francisco, raised $1.5 million in seed stage […]

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Education Startup Instructure Raises $8M Series B

Salt Lake City-based Instructure Canvas, a provider of a cloud-based learning management systems, plans to announce on Friday that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding from OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, TomorrowVentures and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurveston. As part of the funding, Firas Raouf from OpenView has joined the board. […]

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