Based in Japan and India. Has led to 1 successful fundraise in Japan. Been working the space of Venture Capital and Private Equity for the last 3 years.

Civitas Learning today announced $8 75 million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies Returning investors include Austin Ventures First Round Capital and Floodgate New investors include Felicis Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners

The financing will accelerate the expansion of Civitas Learning’s predictive analytics platform and software application ecosystem The Civitas Learning platform provides informed and valuable insights to students faculty advisors and administrators ultimately helping higher education students learn well and graduate on time From developing personalized major and course recommendations for students to helping faculty and advisors identify students in need of outreach and support Civitas Learning is a pioneer in helping both students and institutions achieve their goals

What this company is doing is truly visionary Civitas Learning is building technology that will dramatically improve success rates for both students and institutions said Santiago Subotovsky principal with Emergence Capital Partners It is the perfect example of using big data to ensure that everyone wins ”

Six leading higher education institutions ” ranging from community colleges to four-year public universities and proprietary schools ” have adopted the Civitas Learning platform These schools have committed to a collaboration that will create a true community of data intervention and best practices to radically improve student learning Together we are building a richer dataset for robust personalization creating models that provide keener insight for student success as well as identifying which resources are most effective and for which students

Austin Community College DeVry Strayer University University of Central Florida University of Maryland University College and Valencia College were chosen to work with Civitas Learning because of their cultural commitment to innovating in the interest of improving student outcomes To date Civitas Learning has helped these institutions capture and act on valuable insights from the more than 3 million student records and 15 million course enrollment records they collectively represent

We joined Civitas Learning because we believe that sharing data-informed insights on student success can transform student outcomes said Dr Javier Miyares president of University of Maryland University College We are excited to be part of the network that will deploy next-generation solutions to better serve students We believe the effective use of predictive analytics is central to our students continued success and our early work with Civitas Learning has exceeded our expectations ”

Students come to higher education with big dreams said Charles Thornburgh CEO and founder of Civitas Learning Today far too many leave with debt and no degree We are catalyzing a community of institutions to learn together with the best of big data”a cutting-edge analytics platform front-line focused software applications and insight and inquiry”to give all students the opportunity to learn well and finish strong ”

To support their effort Civitas Learning will use this new funding to continue to hire top talent aggressively doubling its current employee base over the next 12 months New additions to the team will include data science and engineering resources as well as education domain experts

For more information about Civitas Learning and how to become part of the transformation visit a href=”http://www civitaslearning com target=”_blank”>www civitaslearning comwww civitaslearning com

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