INDIAN LAND, S.C., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, visit GoodCall to find unbiased, unfiltered information that will help you make decisions that impact your future.
About Red Ventures: Founded in 2000, Red Ventures employs more than 2,500 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. Learn more at www.redventures.com.