Tag: Ramona Pierson

December snapshot

The Consort Team is busy pulling together collages for our clients to showcase the coverage we’ve generated as their publicity partner.  We’re proud to share with you a collection of highlights from Declara, a company that has developed a platform to facilitate formal learning with informal learning – inspired by the incredible story of the founder Ramona Pierson and her experiences having to relearn and readapt to life after a near-death accident.

The company has been covered by print, online and broadcast media – in fact, hitting newsstands today is a feature story about Ramona in Entrepreneur Magazine.

We are deeply honored to be an extended part of the Declara team.

ramona-portrait-jpg-20140327Congratulations to Ramona Pierson and the team behind Declara on the recent $16M Series A round led by GSV Capital, with participation from Data Collective, Founders Fund, and Catamount Ventures.   In addition, GSV Asset management co-managing partner Mark Flynn joined the board.

Media coverage highlights are listed below.  Well done to all involved!

Declara Raises $16M for Personalized Continuing Education
Re/code
Liz Gannes
April 23, 2014
https://recode.net/2014/04/23/declara-raises-16m-for-personalized-continuing-education/
 

Declara Raises $16M at $100M Valuation for Predictive Learning in the Enterprise 
Dow Jones VentureWire
Lizette Chapman
April 23, 2014
http://pevc.dowjones.com/Article?an=DJFVW00020140423ea4navwhq&cid=32135016&ctype=ts&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fpevc.dowjones.com%2fArticle%3fan%3dDJFVW00020140423ea4navwhq%26cid%3d32135016%26ctype%3dts%26pid%3d32
 
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Deals of the day: Pure Storage raises $250 million
Fortune/CNN Money
Dan Primack
April 23, 2014
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/23/deals-of-the-day-pure-storage-raises-250-million/?iid=HP_River
 

Declara’s social enterprise network is making teams smarter — and now it’s $16M richer
Kia Kokalitcheva
April 23. 2014
http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/23/declaras-social-enterprise-network-is-making-teams-smarter-and-now-its-16m-richer/

Declara raises $16 million in venture funding for personalized learning
San Jose Mercury News
Heather Somerville
April 23, 2014
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25620623/declara-raises-16-million-personalized-learning
 

GSV Capital leads Series A round for personalized learning platform Declara
Reuters/PE Hub
Iris Dorbian
April 23, 2014
http://www.pehub.com/2014/04/gsv-capital-leads-series-a-round-for-personalized-learning-platform-declara/
 

Declara raises $16M to apply machine learning personal learning
GigaOM
Derrick Harris
April 23, 2014
http://gigaom.com/2014/04/23/declara-raises-16m-to-apply-machine-learning-personal-learning/
 

Social learning platform Declara raises $16M
Vator News
Steven Loeb
April 23, 2014
http://vator.tv/news/2014-04-23-social-learning-platform-declara-raises-16m
 

Declara Raises $16M For Personalized PD
April 23, 2014
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-04-23-declara-raises-16m-for-personalized-pd

Declara lands $16,000,000 Series A funding
Xconomy
April 23, 2014
http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2014/04/23/declara-lands-16000000-series-a-funding/
 

Software Company Declara To Expand Its Boise Office
KBSX NPR Boise – news also broadcast
Adam Cotterell
April 23, 2014
http://m.boisestatepublicradio.org/?utm_referrer=#mobile/43986
 

Tech firm Declara looking to hire more software developers in Boise
Idaho Business Review
Brad Iverson-Long
April 23, 2014
http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/04/23/tech-firm-declara-looking-to-hire-more-software-developers-in-boise/
 
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Education startup Declara raises $16 million for Asian expansion
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Richard L. Brandt
April 23, 2014
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/04/23/education-startup-declara-raises-16-million-for.html
 

StrictlyVC: April 23, 2014
StrictlyVC 
Connie Loizos
April 23, 2014
http://www.strictlyvc.com/2014/04/23/strictlyvc-april-23-2014/
 

Gateway to Innovation, SixThirty winners; Amazon scores HBO: TechFlash 7 things
St. Louis Business Journal
Joe Dwyer
April 23, 2014
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/biznext/2014/04/gateway-to-innovation-sixthirty-winners-amazon.html
 

Declara raises $16M to apply machine learning personal learning 
CNN Money/Fortune (from GigaOM)
Derrick Harris
April 23, 2014
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2014_04_23_declara_raises_16m_to_apply_machine_learning_personal_learning.html
 

Declara raises $16 million in venture funding for personalized learning
Inside Bay Area (from San Jose Mercury News)
Heather Somerville
April 23, 2014
http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_25620624/declara-raises-16-million-personalized-learning
 

Declara raises $16 million in venture funding for personalized learning
Contra Costa Times (from San Jose Mercury News)
Heather Somerville
April 23, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25620624/declara-raises-16-million-personalized-learning
 

Education startup Declara raises $16 million
Pulse 2.0 (from Re/code)
April 23, 2014
http://pulse2.com/2014/04/23/education-startup-declara-raises-16-million-107927/