Accel Partners invest in Collegefeed
A new social media platform specifically catered to college students has attracted a USD1.8 million investment from Accel Partners.
Collegefeed, which was launched last May to students of Stanford, Carnegie Mellon SV and the University of California, is set to be available to other universities and even business companies. Combining social networking and crowdsourcing, Collegefeed seeks to bridge the gap not just between students but also with their potential employers.
Features of the site include access to help for tuition expenses, job opportunities and tips for interview preparation. alumni and mentors, as well as employers can also be sought in the site.
In recent studies, interest-based recommendations were added based on data taken from crowd sourcing sites such as CrunchBase and AngelList, among others. The site is also looking at being able to recommend particular jobs based on a specific profile. In September, potential employers can also launch contests or challenges with the chance to win cash awards or expense paid-trips to visit their company.