Know when it's time to fire yourself – lessons learned from Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment

While startups and CEOs might be glamorized in TV shows and the media, the honest truth is that, “It often sucks to be an entrepreneur,” Matt Pittinsky, CEO Parchment said. When you own a business, you have to deal with competitors, raising money, putting out fires, hiring and firing people, try to have a work/life … Read more

Gear up for school with these AZ-based edu tech tools

Edu tech startups have been thriving in Arizona, with many receiving funding through incubators and grants to pursue their endeavors. We gathered a list of just a few of the young educational technology companies and how they are helping students gear up for the school year. NoteBowl: a comprehensive platform for universities that goes beyond … Read more

AZ companies raising and spending the lettuce – 2014

The year is just about halfway over (how did that happen?), and tech companies around the Valley keep locking down funding and spending the benjis. Take a look at our list of Arizona’s startups and acquisitions from the beginning of 2014.   FUNDING Arizona State University Money raised: $1 million Awarded by the Department of Defense (DOD) … Read more

Former Google and Facebook Exec joins startup Parchment Board of Directors

Parchment, the leader in electronic transfer exchange announced today the appointment of former Google and Facebook executive Ethan Beard as an independent member of its board of directors. With Parchment growing at an enormously fast pace, Beard’s extensive experience in transforming consumer Internet services to sector-wide platforms will be put to good use. Beard will … Read more

CourseTalk partners with Parchment to expand college students’ opportunities

CourseTalk, the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses, has announced a partnership with Parchment, a leading technology company in Scottsdale whose digital credentials platform makes it easy for people to request, verify and share their educational and professional credentials online. The new partnership aims to help … Read more

Parchment raises $10M in follow-on equity finance round

Parchment, a leader in the electronic transcript exchange, today announced that it has closed a $10 million follow-on investment, bringing the company total to $45 million raised. This capital raise was led by global merchant bank The Raine Group, with participation from all of Parchment’s existing institutional investors, including leading venture capital firm Novak Biddle … Read more

Parchment making college admissions easier with upgrades to the eTranscript Receiving Process

Parchment, the leader in electronic transcript exchange, announced at the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) in Toronto, Canada upgrades to Parchment Receive, a web-based solution for one to request, receive and analyze eTranscripts. It is designed to enhance college admission’s productivity and support student goals. Parchment as helped more than 3 million people … Read more

eTranscripts Make College Applications Simpler

As students are gearing up for the start of the new school year, colleges are bracing themselves for the flood of applications and student transcripts from high schools across the country. Traditionally, students requested their high schools to send paper transcripts to colleges of their choice, taking weeks from the initial request until the time … Read more

Parchment Teams up With Ellucian to Enable Touch-Free Automation and Expand Integration Options

The Scottsdale-based electronic transcript exchange platform Parchment recently announced their partnership with Virginia-based Ellucian, a provider of educational electronic solutions. The partnership will allow touch-free automation between the Parchment Send service of Parchment Exchange and Ellucian’s ERP platforms, including Banner, Colleague and PowerCampus. “Ellucian and Parchment already serve more than 200 shared higher education clients. … Read more

Event Recap: AZEC12 – The End Of Business As Usual

With the reality of “business as usual” being gone by the wayside, AZEC12 gathered a talented lineup of speakers to challenge today’s entrepreneurs, investors, and organizational leaders to begin seeing things differently. They brought a new perspective, and good insights into how we can operate, profit, and flourish in today’s technology-driven, fast-paced “social sharing economy”. … Read more

Parchment Inc. Receives $23.5 Million for its Series D Fund from Top VC Firms

Founded in 2003, Parchment has become the leader in the electronic transcript exchange business. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, they make it painfully easy to manage school transcript(s) online, and send / receive them to / from any educational institution. Having current integration with over 9,000 high schools nationwide (translating to over 30% of the market), … Read more

Scottsdale based Parchment simplifies transcript exchange, college admissions

A local data company aims to make the college admissions process easier for students, and the management of education credentials simpler and safer for institutions and individuals. Venture-backed and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Parchment Inc.’s mission is to “unleash education credentials by unlocking the critical data they embody.” Through the Parchment.com website, students can request, … Read more