Civitas Learning, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud predictive analytics platform to improve student learning, raised $8.75m in funding.
The round was led by Emergence Capital Partners, existing investors include Austin Ventures, First Round Capital and Floodgate, as well as Felicis Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners.
The company intends to use the capital to hire data science and engineering resources, as well as education domain experts (read their career page).
Led by Charles Thornburgh, CEO and founder, Civitas Learning provides a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and engaging applications to deliver personalized, real-time recommendations directly to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. The company’s approach to predictive analytics is to inform decisions across the student lifecycle to help students select degrees and courses, budget study time and identify ideal support resources; faculty and advisors identify at-risk students and how to intervene; and administrators identify which investments are working, understand student performance, and forecast needs for staffing, programs and courses.
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