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Putting a stop to the skyrocketing costs of higher education.

High-school graduates, working parents, motivated professional – StraighterLine helps all types of students afford the education they need to get where they want to go.


StraighterLine allows students to take entry-level courses online for a fraction of the cost of a brick-and-mortar school, and receive credits from accredited partner institutions.


To bring value back to higher education, so that students face greater opportunities and no debt.

What City Light Capital saw

  • Founder with 15 years of experience in online higher education
  • Advisory board of distinguished higher education administrator and industry leaders
  • Strong relationships with colleges, publishers and policy-makers
  • Disruptive business model helping to solve the student debt crisis
  • Student-proven value proposition

City Light Team

Josh Cohen
Matt Cohen
Greg Gunn