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FUNDED: LiveMentor raises €900.000 Seed Round

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Paris-based LiveMentor, an online marketplace for live tutoring via web video chat, raised a €900.000 seed round from ISAI and a group of business angels including Nicolas Brusson, cofounder of BlaBlaCar.

Founded in 2012, LiveMentor currently has over 12.000 users, 2.500 of which are mentors. Tutoring sessions start at €10 per hour.

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HowCloud – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: HowCloud
Website: www.howcloud.com
Headquarters: London, UK
Vertical: K-12, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
Tech: Web App

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LiveMentor – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: LiveMentor
Website: www.livementor.com
Headquarters: Paris, France
Vertical: K-12, Tutoring
Tech: Web App

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Startup Profile: Stuvia

Name: Stuvia
Website: www.stuvia.com
Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vertical: Higher Education
Tech: Web App


Entrepreneurship in the higher education market in the Netherlands is thriving. Today’s EDUKWEST Startup Profile features Stuvia, a marketplace for study resources with currently more than 200.000 users across Europe.

Marketplaces for sharing and selling study notes seem to be equally popular and rapidly growing both in Europe and the US alike, one most prominent to date probably being Notehall before it got acquired by juggernaut Chegg in 2011. It shouldn’t be left out that there was some controversy around the legality of selling notes to peers before the acquisition took place, and still today Chegg hasn’t made use of the Notehall assets it seems.

That aside, if we take a look at Flashnotes.com’s rapid growth through acquiring smaller competitors or Course Hero’s $15 million Series A the popularity of and the demand for such marketplaces remains strong.

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HEDLINE: Language Learning Marketplace Fluentify raises $410k Angel Round

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Fluentify, a language learning marketplace based in London, raised $410k Angel Round led by Stefano Marsaglia.

The funding will be used to grow the team and expand the service in Southern Europe.

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