Backer raises $8.4M to make saving for education social

29 Apr, 2021

Backer raises $8.4M to make saving for education social
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– CollegeBacker has rebranded to Backer and raised $8.4m in venture capital.
– Backer is a social savings platform that brings digital investment advice to 529 plans.
– Backer’s latest round of funding was led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Rally Ventures, Correlation Ventures, and Expansion Ventures. Jim Feuille, early investor and board member at Chime, Pandora, and Personal Capital, has joined the Backer board. Other investors include SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin, Patreon co-founder Sam Yam, veteran fintech investor Tom Blaisdell, along with Reach Capital, Ulu Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and several universities (Princeton, Dartmouth, and USC).

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