Edge Pathways, a NYC-based education technology company, raised $8M in seed funding.
The round was led by First Round Capital, Emerge Education, and Rethink Education. Bill Trenchard, partner of First Round Capital, will join Edge Pathway’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Co-founded by Dan Sommer, David Berger, Jamie Farrell and Ahmed Haque, – the founding executive team of Trilogy Education, which was acquired by 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU) in May 2019 for $750m, Edge Pathways offers engineering students a first-year, for-credit program where every subject – from chemistry to composition – is explored through real world applications and project-based learning.
Upon completing Freshman Year, students have access to the Edge transfer network of colleges. Students also receive mentorship, support and access to internship and co-op experiences throughout the balance of their studies.