EverFi, Inc., a Washington, DC-based education technology company for critical skills, has raised $10m Series B funding.
Backers include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), Tomorrow Ventures, Allen and Company, and Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen.
The company, which raised $11m in 2010, focuses on teaching, assessing, and certifying K12 and college students in the critical skills. Led by Tom Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, EverFi builds gaming and education platforms that focus on the tough issues facing students, including financial literacy, student loan management, digital literacy, cyberbullying awareness, online safety, alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault awareness, and new skill areas to be announced in 2012. Its platform also assesses students’ knowledge gain and their attitudes and behaviors on these important topics, creating a powerful data engine that can drive learning.
Partners include Burger King, BBVA Compass, Capital One, Genworth Financial, Neustar, PepsiCo, the John Calipari Family Foundation, and U.S. Bank.
The company is currently hiring (https://www.hireorbit.com/Jobs/Browse/everfi).