Tutorspree raises Seed Round led by Sequoia Capital


Tutorspree, another startup EDUKWEST covered very early on (read my article from February 2011) just announced a seed round led by Sequoia Capital on its blog.

Tutorspree connects parents with pre-screened, first class tutors and created a service that is also easy to use and to understand for parents who are not that tech savvy. The style of the website has been compared with the simple, straight forward design of Airbnb.

The other angle Tutorspree is coming from is the monopoly of just a handful of agencies that take big fees from tutors and parents alike.

The funding (according to TechCrunch $1 million) will be used to build new features based on the data Tutorspree gained from student / tutor matching on the site so far.

Other investors in Tutorspree are  Founder Collective, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, Paul Buccheit, Geoff Ralston, Tim Brady (interview), Alexis Ohanian, Adam D’Angelo, Reinmkr Capital, and Bubba Muraka.

Of course we’ll have Aaron back on EDUKWEST to talk about what’s next. In the meantime, watch my interview with Aaron from February this year.

Tutorspree Website: http://tutorspree.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/tutorspree
Twitter: @tutorspree
LinkedIn: Aaron Harris

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.