2U, Inc.

2U, Inc.

2U, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

8201 CORPORATE DRIVE S 900, LANDOVER, MD, 20785, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,808

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.

Co-Founder at Ellevest, Inc.

Provost Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis

Partner, Investment Team at Bessemer Venture Partners

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

Chief Product Officer at Netflix, Inc.

Partner & 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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2U, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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2U, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Consultant

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Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$1.57B
Total Enterprise Value
$1.6B
Earnings Per Share
$-3.83
Revenue
$575M
Net Profit
$-235M
EBITDA
$-94.8M
EBITDAMargin
-16.5%
Total Debt
$321M
Total Equity
$711M
Enterprise Value Sales
2.79x
TEVNet Income
-6.82x
Debt TEV
0.2x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
40.8%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
39.13%
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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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