2U, Inc.

2U, Inc.

2U, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

8201 Corporate Drive Suite 900, LANDOVER, MD, 20785, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

2,583

Industries

Computer Software
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

2U, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver education to qualified students. It operates through the Graduate Program and Short Course segments. The Graduate Program segment target students seeking a full graduate degree of the same quality receives on-campus. The Short Course segment caters to working professionals looking for career advancement through skills attainment. It offers 2UOS, which consists of an ecosystem of technology, people, and data. The company was founded by Christopher J. Paucek in April 2008 and is headquartered in Lanham, MD.

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Executives & Employees

Founding Member

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Chief Privacy Officer

Chief People Officer

Chief Revenue Officer

Vice President & General Manager

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at Highland Capital Partners LLC

Co-Founder at Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Ellevest, Inc.

Provost Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

Partner, Investment Team at Bessemer Venture Partners

Chief Product Officer at Netflix, Inc.

Co-Founder at Redpoint Ventures

Former Professional at International Business Machines Corporation

Director at University of Michigan - Center for Social Solutions

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Riverbridge Partners offers growth-oriented investment services by investing in equity securities which they believe can achieve sustainable high returns on invested capital over the long-term. They focus on companies that are building their earnings power and intrinsic value over long periods of time. The firm invests in high-quality growth companies that demonstrate the ability to sustain strong secular earnings growth, regardless of overall economic conditions. Riverbridge Partners generally invests in growth equity securities of companies of any size, including small- and mid-cap companies. All portfolios are aligned to a model portfolio. As a result, dispersion between accounts is relatively small. They concentrate on outperforming their portfolio benchmarks over longer periods of time. Portfolio turnover is generally less than 30% annually. Portfolios generally seek to remain fully invested at all times; cash is a residual of Riverbridge's investment process. The firm may customize portfolios to meet the client's capital appreciation and income needs. Customized portfolios may be diversified across asset classes (stocks, bonds, cash, etc.). Riverbridge Partners' fixed income investment strategy focuses on investment grade fixed income securities.

Recent Transactions
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2U, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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2U, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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2U, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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CMO at Framebridge, Inc.

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American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our total fall 2012 enrollment was 13,165, with 6,776 degree-seeking undergraduates, 3,464 degree-seeking graduate students, 1,766 law students, and 1,159 students in nondegree certificate programs, Washington Semester, or AU Abroad. We offer 61 bachelor’s degrees, 54 master’s degrees, 11 doctoral degrees, and a JD program, as well as 50 certificate programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Courses run on a 15-week semester basis in fall and spring, with shorter summer-term classes. In addition, we offer study-abroad programs and alternative breaks. More than 85 percent of our undergraduates and 60 percent of our master's students participate in at least one internship. Our student body is cosmopolitan and globally diverse, with all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 130 countries represented. Seven percent of undergraduates and 11 percent of graduate students are international. The university’s mission is carried out by 798 full-time faculty and 1,525 full-time staff. Ninety-four percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Among our 565 adjunct faculty are policy makers, diplomats, journalists, artists, writers, scientists, and business leaders

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$1.34B
Total Enterprise Value
$2.3B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.69
Revenue
$412M
Net Profit
$-38.3M
EBITDAMargin
-3.34%
Total Equity
$705M
EBITDA
$-13.8M
Enterprise Value Sales
5.6x
TEVNet Income
-60.13x
Debt TEV
0x
Total Debt
$3.5M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
39.96%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
37.72%
Investors
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137 Ventures invests in companies located in the US. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

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