Edtech Business

BridgeU Raises $5.3M to Build Adaptive Careers Planner for High School Students

Oct 17, 2017

I’LL BE YOUR BRIDGE o’er troubled career decisions—or so goes the idea behind BridgeU, a platform that aims to help high school students carve out their college and career pathways. The London- and Hong Kong-based startup announced today that it has raised $5.3 million (£4 million) in a Series A funding round led by London’s Octopus Ventures. Existing investor Fresco Capital also joined the deal, along with new investor Downing Ventures.

Students using BridgeU build a profile showcasing their subject interests, grades, social and professional interests. Then, the platform’s matching algorithm provides university and course recommendations for users based on their preferences and skills. Schools can track performance and admission trends on BridgeU, and the company says it plans to announce a “careers planner” in the near future, described as a way for students “discover and explore a vast array of job families and industries.”

This piece has been updated to reflect that BridgeU largely focuses on guidance for high school students.

Edtech Business

BridgeU Raises $5.3M to Build Adaptive Careers Planner for High School Students

Oct 17, 2017

I’LL BE YOUR BRIDGE o’er troubled career decisions—or so goes the idea behind BridgeU, a platform that aims to help high school students carve out their college and career pathways. The London- and Hong Kong-based startup announced today that it has raised $5.3 million (£4 million) in a Series A funding round led by London’s Octopus Ventures. Existing investor Fresco Capital also joined the deal, along with new investor Downing Ventures.

Students using BridgeU build a profile showcasing their subject interests, grades, social and professional interests. Then, the platform’s matching algorithm provides university and course recommendations for users based on their preferences and skills. Schools can track performance and admission trends on BridgeU, and the company says it plans to announce a “careers planner” in the near future, described as a way for students “discover and explore a vast array of job families and industries.”

This piece has been updated to reflect that BridgeU largely focuses on guidance for high school students.

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