Niche, a Pittsburgh, PA-based platform for helping people choose schools and neighborhoods, raised a $6.6m Series B funding.
The round was led by Allen & Company LLC and Grit Capital Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Paul Palmieri, General Partner of Grit Capital Partners, joined Niche’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its recruiting platform for K-12 schools and colleges.
Led by Luke Skurman, founder and CEO, Niche combines authentic insights with analysis of data to allow users to find the right places for them. The company’s platform analyzes dozens of data sets, along with hundreds of millions of ratings and reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in America.
Niche currently has extensive coverage on 7,000 colleges, 130,000 K-12 schools, and 98,000 places to live across the country.