Akademos is an online bookstore and marketplace intended to offer a nationwide online textbook exchange. It offers an online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization, enabling students to choose new, used, rental, and e-books. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut. In March 2023, Akademos was acquired by VitalSource. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Akademos's Products & Differentiators
Online e-commerce solution for universities seeking to outsource their bookstores
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Latest Akademos News
Sep 19, 2023
8h agoVenture CapitalPrivate Equitylaw360Views: 26 An attorney for Kohlberg Ventures, its affiliates and some directors and officers of online educational resource venture Akademos Inc. pressed a company co-founder in Delaware's Court of Chancery on Monday on challenges to a $12.5 million KV acquisition that left common stockholders out of the money in a 2021 sale. Not a member yet? Free Membership for Qualified Investors and Industry Participants Easily Customize Content to Match Your Investment Preferences Breaking News 24/7/365 Alternative Investment Listings & LeaderBoards Industry Research, Due Diligence, Videos, Webinars, Events, Press Releases, Market Commentary, Newsletters, Fact Sheets,Presentations, Investment Mandates, Video PitchBooks & More! Company Directory AUM Accelerator Program (designed for investment managers) Over 450K+ Industry Headlines, Posts and Updates ALL ALPHAMAVEN CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.CONTENT POSTED BY MEMBERS DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINION OR BELIEFS OF ALPHAMAVEN AND HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY ALPHAMAVEN.PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR INVESTMENT.THE MATERIAL PROVIDED HEREIN IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY INTERESTS OF ANY FUND OR ANY OTHER SECURITIES.ANY SUCH OFFERINGS CAN BE MADE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE INVESTMENT'S PRIVATE PLACEMENT MEMORANDUM.PRIOR TO INVESTING, INVESTORS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO REVIEW CAREFULLY THE PRIVATE PLACEMENT MEMORANDUM (INCLUDING THE RISK FACTORS DESCRIBED THEREIN), THE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AND THE SUBSCRIPTION DOCUMENTS, TO ASK SUCH QUESTIONS OF THE INVESTMENT MANAGER AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE, AND TO DISCUSS ANY PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT IN THE FUND WITH THEIR LEGAL AND TAX ADVISERS IN ORDER TO MAKE AN INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION OF THE SUITABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES OF AN INVESTMENT. ALPHAMAVEN
Akademos Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Akademos founded?
Akademos was founded in 1999.
Where is Akademos's headquarters?
Akademos's headquarters is located at 200 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk.
What is Akademos's latest funding round?
Akademos's latest funding round is Acquired - II.
How much did Akademos raise?
Akademos raised a total of $3.18M.
Who are the investors of Akademos?
Investors of Akademos include VitalSource Technologies, Bay Area Holdings, Paycheck Protection Program, Kohlberg Ventures and Angel Investor Forum.
Who are Akademos's competitors?
Competitors of Akademos include Follett and 2 more.
What products does Akademos offer?
Akademos's products include Student Choice and 2 more.
Who are Akademos's customers?
Customers of Akademos include University of Oklahoma and University of Alaska Anchorage.
Compare Akademos to Competitors
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Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE: BNED), a contract operator of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College subsidiary, Barnes & Noble Education serves more than college students and their faculty through its stores on campuses nationwide, delivering essential educational content and tools within a dynamic retail environment. Through its eTextbook platform Yuzu, Barnes & Noble Education offers a digital reading experience and access to a broad catalog of digital academic relevant titles. Barnes & Noble Education acts as a strategic partner to drive student success; provide value and support to students and faculty; and create loyalty and retention, all while supporting the financial goals of college and university partners.