Top tech executive Adam Chassin joins Studyportals as investor and adviser
Eindhoven, June 2019 – Studyportals, the global study choice platform, proudly announces that Adam Chassin, seasoned tech executive with vast experience in scaling tech companies globally, has joined the company as an investor and senior adviser. Having held key leadership roles at Uber, Amazon, and Yahoo!, Mr. Chassin will assist in the company’s next stage of strategic growth and the pursuit of its mission to improve the quality and transparency of education.
‘Since being introduced to Edwin and the team last year, I have been impressed with Studyportals’ mission to disrupt the higher education market and make it more transparent for customers through the use of technology. The team is bringing a massive global offline industry online. Their innovation in the EdTech space is just starting and I am excited to help the team achieve the next level of growth.’
Studyportals has been steadily executing on its ambition to become the most comprehensive online platform where students can find, compare and apply for a programme that best matches their background and career goals with the highest probability of being accepted. After a significant expansion of its commercial operations into North America and Asia, Studyportals is now looking to strengthen its position in the new markets.
Edwin van Rest, CEO of Studyportals, comments:
‘We are grateful and excited that Adam is joining us as an investor and adviser. Tapping into his experience at leading global technology companies will be invaluable for us as we seek to multiply our impact on student lives and in classrooms around the world. In some aspects, we are building the ‘Amazon of Learning’ and Adam has the perfect experience to help us continue to scale the business. We look forward to working closely with Adam, in particular to optimise our growth path and build out our partnership and investment strategy.’
Adam Chassin joins earlier Studyportals’ investors and advisers: David Vismans, CPO of Booking.com and Bill Barke, ex-Chairman of Pearson for North America Higher Education. In 2017, Keen ventures led a series A investment round in Studyportals.
About Adam Chassin
Adam Chassin has spent more than 15 years in senior executive roles at leading technology companies in both the US and Europe. As the Head of Business for Uber in Europe, Adam was responsible for all partnerships and investments that supported Uber’s growth in Europe’s major markets. Prior to Uber, Adam was the Head of Worldwide Strategic Business Development at Amazon where he worked across the entire portfolio of Amazon’s businesses to develop new market entry strategies, structure strategic partnerships to accelerate the growth of various Amazon businesses, as well as incubate new businesses. Adam has also held senior business positions at Yahoo! in Silicon Valley and prior to that was a transactional attorney at AOL. Adam began his career on Wall Street as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and then as an M&A lawyer with the firm Skadden, Arps. He graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University and has a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Studyportals is the global study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their education options across borders and make an informed choice. With over 150,000 on-campus and online courses from over 3,200 participating universities and over 36 million users in 2018, Studyportals is the world’s leading information source for study seekers. Studyportals was founded from an international student organisation in 2009, and initially focused on the European education market. Since 2014, the organisation, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has expanded its services and is now also covering universities in the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. For universities, Studyportals is a results-based channel to grow, optimise and diversify their (international) classrooms.
Studyportals has received numerous awards for its growth and social impact, including the PIEoneers Digital Innovation of the Year – Technology award in 2018, the EdTechxGlobal award for best Education Technology growth company, the FD Gazelle award for #1 growth company in the Netherlands in the international category, and the ‘Change the World’ award from Entrepreneurs’ Organization NL. For more information, visit www.studyportals.com.For more updates, follow us!