StudyPortals announces acquisition of Rotterdam-based student events company StudentEvents.com
Eindhoven, NL (July 21, 2012)
Online study choice platform StudyPortals today announced its acquisition of Rotterdam-based Student Event website firm StudentEvents.com, world leader in information about professional events for college students. It is anticipated that the acquisition will give StudyPortals a stronger foothold in another important data vertical for the top tier of college students and provide its users added functionality and flexibility.
StudyPortals CEO and Co-Founder Edwin van Rest states:
“As a leading provider of study choice, we have been asked by many of our students & partners for data about professional student events”
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Studyportals is the leading global education choice platform, helping millions of students around the world to find the right education for them. StudyPortals has close partnerships with leading universities, providing them with result based online student recruitment solutions, as well as academic institutions across Europe and around the world. The company is rapidly growing and has won the New Venture award as most promising innovative and social start-up in the Netherlands.
“This acquisition is key to both our growth and diversification strategies. From a growth perspective, the purchase is in line with our strategy of complementing our organic growth by completing selected strategic acquisitions”
says van Rest. The acquisition of StudentEvents’ database, know-how and brand name combined with the growing popularity of StudyPortals’ study choice platform, will allow the company to further improve catering to top students worldwide.
StudentEvents.com specializes in aggregating, display and search of “Professional college student events” such as case competitions, entrepreneurship competitions, company meet & greets and more. The website provides collected information from thousands of sites across the web, mostly the US and Europe and charges recruiters to push and publish their events to their large student audience.
According to StudyPortals CEO, Edwin van Rest, the combination of the two technologies could help StudyPortals be a one-stop-shop for all the information students need in order to make the most of their studies, which can strengthen the overall StudyPortal platform.
Jonathan Friedman, CEO & co-founder of StudentEvents.com added
“we’re excited to join forces with StudyPortals and be able to increase our reach to millions of students around the world.”
Before the acquisition, StudentEvents.com raised a few hundred thousand dollars from various Angel Investors.
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