2U, a company that partners with colleges and universities to create online education programs, has raised $119 million in an initial public offering. The company offered 9.2 million shares at $13 per share, the high end of its $11 to $13 range. 2U, which lists on the NASDAQ under the symbol TWOU, raised about $96 million in VC funding, most recently a $31 million Series D investment at a $279 million valuation in October 2013. 2U stockholders include Redpoint Ventures (23.1% pre-IPO stake), Highland Capital Partners (11.3%), Novak Biddle Venture Partners (10.9%) and Bessemer Venture Partners (8.3%), among others. Shares closed up more than 7% on their debut at $13.99.