Tutorspree Reveals Sequoia Capital Led Its Seed Round

12/21/11Follow @jpruth

New York-based startup Tutorspree revealed that its $1 million seed round was led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Founder Collective, Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angel, and individual investors.

Tutorspree is an online platform that lets tutors across the country post profiles to offer their expertise and receive reviews from the students they work with. Tutorspree raised the seed round after graduating last March from the Y Combinator business accelerator program. CEO and co-founder Aaron Harris says his company is using the funding to improve its platform, which matches tutors to students. “It largely will go to development of systems, how we build our infrastructure, and hiring people to make that a reality,” he says.

Tutorspree has a staff of six, and Harris says the company may hire up to two engineers.

João-Pierre S. Ruth is the editor of Xconomy New York. He can be reached at jpruth@xconomy.com and followed on Twitter @jpruth. Follow @jpruth

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