GeckoLabs, an Edinburgh, Scotland, UK-based student engagement platform, raised £1.8m in funding.
Backers included Mercia Fund Managers, the Scottish Investment Bank’s Co-Investment Fund and existing angel investors.
The company, which has raised £3m in total funding, intends to use the funds to continue developing new products and open an office in New York to increase market share in North America.
Established in 2012 by Matt Lanham, GeckoLabs provides a student engagement platform that enables universities to capture, manage and follow up with prospective students.
It is used by over 50% of the UK higher education market including leading names such as Cambridge, St Andrew’s, Edinburgh and Durham Universities.
The company, which also has almost 30 clients in the USA and Canada, plans to create an additional 10 jobs in the UK and 28 new roles in US and Canada.