Springboard raises .7M seed for mentor-led edtech

Education technology company Springboard (formerly known as SlideRule) today announced that it has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from a long list of investors, including Allen Blue (co-founder of LinkedIn), John Katzman (founder of The Princeton Review), 2U and The Noodle Companies, Naveen Tewari (founder and CEO of InMobi), Kartik Hosanagar (the Wharton School professor), 500 Startups, Blue Fog Capital and others.One wave among a rising tide of edtech companies, Springboard aims to help millennials get ahead in their careers through self-paced, mentor-led workshops. Instead of just being content-focused, the company says it offers students access to an industry expert (hailing from well-known tech companies like Airbnb, Etsy, and LinkedIn) through weekly, one-on-one, 30-minute video calls. The student also has access to a community of students and alumni.It’s through…

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