Charlotte Startup, GoodCall, Expands Scholarship Search Engine Offering Through Acquisition of SchoolSoup.com
GoodCall uses data science to streamline and secure the scholarship search process
INDIAN LAND, S.C., October 13, 2015 – GoodCall, a Charlotte-based tech startup backed by Red Ventures, today announced the acquisition of SchoolSoup.com, the world’s largest online database of college scholarships. The acquisition significantly increases GoodCall’s private and school-sponsored scholarship listings.
“We’re excited to bring our technology and data science expertise to the 700,000 students who currently rely on SchoolSoup. Together, we can create a truly great scholarship search experience for students and their families,” said Eppie Vojt, President of GoodCall. "College isn’t getting any cheaper. The average cost of a 4-year degree now totals more than $130,000 – and is continually climbing. It is more important than ever that families have access to tools and resources to help make college more affordable. This acquisition helps GoodCall.com be that resource.”
GoodCall’s scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship. Students can use this information to spend more time applying for scholarships they have a greater likelihood of winning.
The GoodCall database is 100% open and free for all users, with no personally identifiable information required for use. Over the course of the next month, every listing from the SchoolSoup data set will be migrated over to take advantage of GoodCall’s features.
“We’ve built one of the most robust scholarship databases available to students, and forged truly invaluable partnerships with financial aid administrators and guidance counselors across the U.S.” said Hartley Miller, President of SchoolSoup. “Bolstered by the GoodCall team’s expertise in data science, the data will be even more useful to students. This acquisition is a win for students and their families as much as it is for the companies involved."
The goal of GoodCall is to help users make smarter financial decisions by providing access to important information that may otherwise be difficult to obtain. Unlike other scholarship sites, GoodCall never sells student information to third party marketing groups.
For more information or to start searching for scholarships, visit GoodCall.com.
About GoodCall: GoodCall.com is a consumer-focused website where people and information intersect. Founded in February 2015, GoodCall was born from the idea that in an increasingly complex online marketplace, consumers deserve access to the information they need to make educated financial decisions. From scholarships to college rankings and beyond, families visit GoodCall to find unbiased, unfiltered information to help make the decisions that will shape their future.
About Red Ventures: Founded in 2000, Red Ventures employs more than 2,300 people and is the country's largest technology-enabled platform for growing sales and marketing businesses. Its expertise spans across multiple industries including Home Services, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance and Software. Success is driven by advanced Internet analytics, proprietary technology and the company's greatest competitive advantage – the people. Red Ventures has twice been ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list and has been named a Best Place to Work in Charlotte, NC for 7 years running. Learn more at www.redventures.com.