One Million Degrees Overview

  • Founded
  • 2006
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 72
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt - PPP
  • Investors
  • 3

One Million Degrees General Information


Provider of a program organizing platform intended to support and provide mentorship to low-income students in community college. The company organizing platform provides financial assistance and a comprehensive set of academic-support services, including mentoring and tutoring, enabling students to succeed in community college programs and support them for a better future.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Illinois Education Foundation
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • 180 North Wabash
  • Suite 310
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • United States
+1 (312) 000-0000

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One Million Degrees Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Debt - PPP 10-Apr-2020 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Grant 29-May-2019 00.000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Grant 29-May-2018 00000 00000 Completed Startup
2. Grant 08-Jun-2016 $1.5M $750K Completed Startup
1. Later Stage VC 28-May-2013 $750K $750K Completed Startup
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One Million Degrees Executive Team (15)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Paige Ponder Chief Executive Officer
Meridel Trimble Chief Operating Officer
Will Hobart Chief Advancement Officer
David Scherer Co-Founder and Chairman
Michael Golden Co-Founder & Chairman
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One Million Degrees Board Members (33)

Name Representing Role Since
Alexi Giannoulias One Million Degrees Board Member 000 0000
Andrew Feinberg One Million Degrees Board Member 000 0000
Andrew Wong Ph.D Self Board Member & Treasurer 000 0000
Christy Harris One Million Degrees Board Member 000 0000
Constance Mixon Ph.D One Million Degrees Board Member & Secretary 000 0000
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One Million Degrees Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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One Million Degrees Investors (3)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Impact Grants Chicago Not-For-Profit Venture Capital 000 0000 000000 0
Caerus Foundation Limited Partner 000 0000 000000 0
Social Venture Partners Chicago Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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