Fullbridge, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based provider of accelerated boot camps that prepare college and graduate students for transition between school and workplace, has raised a $5.5m in funding.
Backers include GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC), with participation from Tomorrow Ventures, an investment vehicle of Alan Quasha, managing partner at Vanterra Capital, and Harris Preston.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its educational programs for college students and graduates in the U.S. and worldwide.
Led by founder and co-CEO Candice Carpenter Olson, Fullbridge offers an accelerated high-end boot camp designed to enable students at top colleges and graduate schools to make a successful transition from high academic achievement to success in the global workplace in a range of careers.
The Fullbridge Program provides career assessments and a personalized coaching model to help participants understand strengths, development areas and develop a clear sense of career direction, translate majors into actionable career options, and develop a plan for moving forward into internships and professional jobs.
The company is also expanding to offer programs directly to universities and will also soon introduce a program tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs.
In conjunction with the funding, Michael Moe, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of GSV Capital, will join Fullbridge’s Board of Directors. The company also added Ed Mathias, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and John Katzman, founder and former CEO of Princeton Review, founder and Executive Chairman of 2tor and Chairman of Noodle.