SchooLinks Raises $8.3M in Series A Funding


SchooLinks, an Austin, Texas-based startup enabling access to modern career and college planning resources for the broader student population, raised an $8.3M Series A funding.

The round was led by LiveOak Venture Partners, with participation from SJF Ventures & Juvo Ventures. As part of the funding, Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partner at LiveOak Venture Partners, will join the board of directors. Additionally, as part of the funding round, LiveOak’s Mason Rathe will be joining as VP of Finance and Operations. 

The company intends to use the capital to expand the team, product development and integrations, and build out new partnerships.

Founded in 2015 by CEO Katie Fang, SchooLinks is a modern college and career readiness platform that supports districts and students through all aspects of post-secondary planning from career interest inventory to academic plan that aligns with student’s interests and goals. At a district level, the company streamlines back-office logistics, such as individual career and academic plans (ICAPs, PGPs, ILPs, etc.), course planning, CTE pathway, endorsement tracking, etc., so that counselors can spend meaningful in-person meeting time and handle large caseloads effectively. The platform enhances early warning systems and boosts post-secondary outcomes to meet districts’ goals.

SchooLinks is serving customers nationwide with prominent school districts across the country including Dallas ISD, Greenville County Schools, and San Antonio ISD.