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PeopleGrove Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding Led by Reach Capital

PeopleGrove, an edtech startup which has built a software platform to connect students and professionals with advisers, coaches and mentors, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The funding round, coming less than a year after graduating from the Dreamit edtech accelerator in Spring 2016, was led by Reach Capital, with participation from Bisk Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Floodgate, GSV, Launch Capital, RiverPark Ventures and University Ventures.

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MPOWER Financing Raises $6M to Help International Students Study in the US

Higher education is expensive in the U.S., especially for international students who don't have access to federal student loans. It's a problem that inspired Manu Smadja and Mike Davis, to found Washington, D.C.-based MPOWER Financing. The two-year-old startup connects students to loans from investors without the need for a co-signer, attracting Indian venture capital firm Zephyr Peacock to lead a $6 million funding round. Previous investors also joined the round, including area-firms 1776 Ventures and VilCap Investments.

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