Goodwall, a Geneva, Switzerland-based website, mobile app and online community for high school students, raised $2.1m in seed funding.
Backers included Francis Clivaz, the co-founder of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and an active member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and other investors via Investiere, a European online startup platform for private investors. In addition, Ulrich Essmann, Tim Schumacher, co-founders of global domain marketplace Sedo.com, and Martin Steinmann, Boston-based entrepreneur, angel and startup advisor, are joining the Goodwall advisory board.
The company intends to use the funds to extend its reach and expand its offerings.
Led by Taha Bawa, co-founder and CEO, Goodwall is an online community for high school students to connect with each other and showcase their accomplishments to get recognized by colleges and scholarships. It equips students from 14 to 18, with the necessary tools, resources, and knowledge to make informed decisions to reach their potential. Every month, Goodwall recognizes a student for their extracurricular activities and awards that student a scholarship.
The community currently has more than half a million students representing over 150 countries and 6,000 schools. Goodwall is connected to more than 3000 universities and colleges around the world.