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Kibits raises $1M for micro social networking
Kibitsemerged from stealth today with a $1 million round of funding from from Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures. The company unveiled an iPhone and iPod touch app for its micro social network service. The service lets people create a social network of a small group of people just for events, such as a wedding or conference.
Famigo snags some seed capital for family-friendly online games
Famigois like Zynga for kids and families. The service provides family-friendly apps and games for iOS, Android, and the web, and parents can choose which games and apps their kids can access. It announced today it has raised a one million dollar seed round from Silverton Partners.
Upclique raises $350,000 to help kids find the right college
College search tool Upcliqueannounced a round of funding from Ancora Group, which brings it total to $350,000. The search tool connects high school students to college counselors and find the “perfect fit” school for them.
InsightsOne raises $4.3M for big-data marketing analytics
InsightOne has raised its first round of funding of $4.3 millionfrom Norwest Venture Partners. The company sells marketing analytics software to small- and medium-sized businesses. Gaurav Garg from Sequoia Capital, former Yahoo chief technical officer Zod Nazem, and Alpha Venturi founder Peter Wagner also participated in the funding.
Hootsuite grabs $20M
Omer Ventures has led a $20 million round in Hootsuite, a social media management service that counts blue chip companies like Pepsi, Fox, and the NBA among its clients.
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Exclusive - Unigo.com, a website that provides information for finding, getting in and paying for college, has raised its first round of institutional funding. The startup has raised $1.6 million in financing, led by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Unigo says it will use the capital to expand to include graduate schools and accredited universities outside the United States, and broaden its reach through alliances with publishers.
The Unigo.com network is powered by college counselors and a community of enrolled college students, acting as an online resource of information to get in and finance college.
Unigo.com hosts more than 200,000 multimedia reviews by students on 6,500 campuses across the country, free of charge. Game mechanics incentivize counselors and students to compete as they contribute more, leading to a 400 percent increase in content over the past year, according to the fledgling company.
US News & World Report has recently selected Unigo to provide student reviews for its rankings and directories, including its college rankings.
Unigo boasts an impressive advisory board, including people like Fotolog and Sixdegrees.com founder Adam Seifer, TiVo president and CEO Tom Rogers and Bob Chase, former President of the National Education Association.
Over the past year, 18 full-time editors, 300 on-campus interns and more than 15,000 students have collaborated to build the world’s largest resource on 225 of America’s top colleges.
The result, Unigo.com, makes its public debut on September 17th. The free site offers tens of thousands of candid and original reviews, videos, photos, documents and more – all searchable within an interactive community built around student-generated content. High school students can communicate with one another, and…
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services and products to the education, financial services, and business information markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: McGraw-Hill Education, Financial Services, and Information & Media. The McGraw-Hill Education segment consists of School Education Group, which provides teaching and learning materials for pre-kindergarten through secondary school, as well as assessment and reporting services; and Higher Education, Professional, and International Group that offers textbooks and other resources to the college and university, professional, international,…