Viridis Learning, Inc., a New York-based SaaS technology company using data analytics to match students and employers, secured $3.225m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Thayer Ventures with participation from Lumina Foundation, University Ventures, the Carver Family Office, Serious Change, NVC Investments, Ken Hicks, former Chairman and CEO of FootLocker, and C.S. Park, former Chairman and CEO of Seagate, and strategic retired Fortune 500 Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) and Fortune 500 CEOs. In conjunction with the funding, Managing Director of Thayer Ventures Mark Farrell and C.S. Park will join Viridis’ Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to scale its platform nationally.
Led by Founder and CEO Felix W. Ortiz III, Viridis Learning provides a platform that allows colleges to create and assess student pathways and uses data analytics to match students’ career aspirations and skill sets with employer demand.
Early adopters include Mesa Community College, Cerritos Community College, Dallas County Community College District, Hawaii Community Colleges, Long Beach City College, Mesa Community College, Onogonda Community College-SUNY, San Jose City College and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.