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Valore buys Boundless, combining old-school textbooks and digital alternatives under one roof
Textbooks
Boston is both the capital of American higher education and one of the country’s top centers for technology entrepreneurship. So it makes sense that entrepreneurs here would be interested in rethinking the big business of college. Today, two of those companies are joining forces. Valore, a nine-year-old Boston company that runs online marketplace sites for textbooks and student loans, is acquiring online learning startup Boundless, which provides digital alternatives to textbooks. Read More
Big Green
Dartmouth alumni close $1 million for Launch Angels-supported Green D Founders Fund
Photo via Dartmouth College
The Green D Fund, the Dartmouth alumni-focused venture fund, announced today that it has closed the first $1 million of its initial Green D Founders Fund. The alumni venture-focused fund is being advised by Boston-based Launch Angels, and is one of its first college-focused angel funds to close its initial fund-raising. Read More
Hacking New Hampshire
Students gain first-hand tech experience at Dyn's Hackademy weekend
Dyn Hackademy (Photo credit: Katlyn O'Hara)
Contributed piece from Ali Rafieymehr, of Manchester, New Hampshire-based Dyn, on a recent program to give local college students hand-on tech experience. The tech industry has a unique crisis on its hands. While more and more startups are popping up across the United States, the number of qualified students fit for those jobs is decreasing. Computer science student participation at the high school level is decreasing. Read More
Unique Money Model
Upstart keeps innovating lending models to finance the young and ambitious
upstart
Palo Alto-based Upstart, a non-traditional loan company that uses a borrower's future earnings potential as a metric for qualification, launched a new traditional loan product last Wednesday.  Only a couple years old, the company already made an impact on the lives of young entrepreneurs with its innovative loan products. Read More