Halp, a Toronto, Canada-based tech-enabled international college admissions coach, announced that it closed $4 million in seed funding.
The round was led by Lerer Hippeau and Serena Ventures, with participation from N49P, Shed Capital, Gambit Partners, and angels including Sam Blyth, Drew Stevens, Merrick Read, Kaiz Alarakyia, Kyle Doner, and Brandon Swartz.
“Halp makes learning accessible for everyone, starting with international admissions coaching,” said Matthew McLellan, co-founder and CEO of Halp. “Studying abroad is a catalyst to evening the global socio-economic playing field. We help students manage the entire journey on-platform, supported by a personal coach—for free. We make the experience simple, online, affordable, and more effective. Halp drives above-market placement rates and allows students to graduate with less debt—at scale.”
Company: Halp Technologies Inc.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: October 2022
Lead Investors: Lerer Hippeau and Serena Ventures
Additional Investors: N49P, Shed Capital, Gambit Partners, Sam Blyth, Drew Stevens, Merrick Read, Kaiz Alarakyia, Kyle Doner, and Brandon Swartz
Company Website: https://halp.co/
Software Category: Digital College Admissions Coaching Platform
About the Company: Founded by Matthew McLellan, Marc Fielding, and Justin Mills, Halp is a tech-enabled admissions coaching platform that helps international students get into and afford college. Halp combines technology with live 1:1 coaching to bring students personal, program-specific coaching in a way that gets results and is affordable. Halp’s vision is to become the infrastructure, bank, and teacher for the next billion global learners. Halp currently serves students in countries like India, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates looking to pursue any post-secondary degree or certificate in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.