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NY-based CollegeWikis has announced a name change this weekend to Regroup. The company notes, “The name Regroup underscores our commitment to your groups, and everything you find at Regroup is focused around the group concept.” The new Regroup pushes hard on using Facebook Connect although you can still create a regular Regroup account as well. I like the updated name and like the functionality they’ve added recently.
Regroup picked up $2 million in venture capital funding back in October. I wonder if a partnership with, another NY-based company, Unigo might make sense. Both companies basically target the same college student market.
NY-based collegiate information resource CollegeWikis has announced that they have raised $2 million in venture capital today. From the announcement, The funding round led by HighBAR Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm founded by Bill Joy, Andreas Bechtolsheim, and Roy Thiele-Sardiña. Richmond Management, eCoast Angel Network, and Boston Harbor Angels also participated. Thiele-Sardiña will join CollegeWikis Board of Directors as part of this financing.
They are quick to note that CollegeWikis is not a social network. To actually read any of the content on CollegeWikis you need to register. You can register with any email address but the site notes that .edu accounts will receive additional benefits.
I see more "message board" than "wiki" when I browse the site. While you can edit the question, it isn’t as topical based as Wikipedia is. From my browsing, it’s question-based, "Where’s the best eats at Harvard?" Not that there’s anything wrong with a cross-university message board.