Student.com bags undisclosed sum from Facebook investor Jim Breyer

Student.com Founders

Student.com has received an undisclosed investment from Breyer Capital, led by venture capitalist and early Facebook investor Jim Breyer.

The news comes after the marketplace for international student accommodation announced the closure of a $60m round in February.

Shakil Khan, co-founder and head of strategy at Student.com, said: “Given Jim’s experience in technology and education, his investment and expertise in both fields is of unique value to Student.com.

“Jim has an extraordinary legacy of success with companies like Facebook, but he also has a truly unparalleled passion for education. It’s fantastic that he’s joining our journey to help millions of students have the best possible study abroad experience,” added Khan.

Breyer, considered to be one of the world’s most influential venture capitalists, has invested in more than 30 internet, media and technology companies that have completed exits or public mergers.

Breyer commented on his decision to invest in the company: “Studying abroad was a hallmark of my undergraduate experience and set me on a path of lifetime learning. By helping students across the globe to find their perfect home abroad, Student.com is able to solve one of the biggest challenges for international students.

“I’m thrilled to support Student.com’s mission and excellent leadership team as they aim to help millions of students around the world make the most of their educational journey,”he concluded.