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Harbour.Space University Receives Financing From Social Discovery Ventures
[March 15, 2017]

Harbour.Space University Receives Financing From Social Discovery Ventures

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Harbour.Space University, based in Barcelona, reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students, has received investment from Social Discovery Ventures (SDVentures) and a few other European angel investors, including its Chairman, ex -McKinsey and Co. Director Ingo Beyer von Morgenstern.

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SDVentures is an international group of companies that invests in social discovery projects around the globe, such as travel, dating, learning, and mobile games. The company is also involved in a variety of social activities. These include open art lecture series; support of scientific research in the fields of philosophy, psychology, robotics and architecture. There is a strategic fit between Harbour.Space University and SDVentures, both of whom look forward to a successful partnership.

Led by Svetlana Velikanova, founder and CEO with an unwavering support from Kamran Elahian the influential Silicon Valley philanthropist and entrepreneur, Harbour.Space University aims to build an innovative university while leveraging the latest technologies. The university offers advanced and highly selective undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Interaction Design and iTechpreneurship. It also pioneered a groundbreaking foundational course, Math as a Second Language.

Harbour.Space University founding class commenced courses in September 2016 with student from 11 countries. The university received more than 3,000 applications from students from around the world and only accepted students who passed its high admissions criteria - resulting in an acceptance rate of 1.2%.

In a statement, Svetlana Velikanova said the university would use the funding to scale operations and take the project to the next level.

"We have achieved every objective we set out for ourselves to date, defined and built an innovative curriculum, created an amazing student experience, attracted the best faculty from around the world, launched Intelligent Data Processing conference, conducted the largest in Europe ACM ICPC training and recruited some of the most talented students on the planet to join our founding class," she said. "Now we are looking into the future, to take Harbour.Space to the next level."

Harbour.Space Univeristy aims to become the most progressive educational technology and design institution on a global level. By collaborating at the highest level with industry and academia, Harbour.Space developed an unparalleled environment for cross-pollination of scientific and creative disciplines that will lead to groundbreaking research and fast and flexible ways to apply new knowledge in practice.

At Harbour. Space University, the protagonist is the student. The university's mission is to nurture and accelerate talent, supported by industry experts in technology and design. Harbour. Space allows for brilliant ideas to flourish and produce solutions to contemporary societal challenges around themes such as the environment, health, energy and security.

The best way to learn is by immersion in the field of study and by learning directly from the experts. That's why Harbour.Space Unviersity curates and invites only to top experts and professors to share their invaluable knowledge with students in intensive 3 week modules.

About Harbour.Space University 

Harbour.Space University offers distinct progressive university programmes for students, professionals and executives. Courses are offered in 3 week immersive modules taught by today's leading experts in industry and academia from around the world.

About SDVentures 

SDVentures defines itself as, "An international umbrella brand for group of technology and software engineering companies which provide platforms for social discovery, personal development, and online entertainment." The company invests in, develops and supports a range of B2C internet projects and brands in the fields of online dating, the finding of travel companions, social games, language learning and practicing communities, and others.

SDVentures employs more than 600 people worldwide across eight "art-ified" offices, including in New York, Moscow and Hong Kong.

Alisa Veselova


SOURCE Social Discovery Ventures (SDVentures)

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