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Upswing provides student early intervention software to colleges.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Education
  • Location Austin, TX, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 16
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website upswing.io

Company Summary

Today, colleges lose $7 million/year due to student attrition. Upswing partners with those colleges to keep students on track and alert admins when they are struggling. We are offer 3 key products: 1) student services software to connect school counselors with off-campus students, 2) 24/7 online tutoring with Upswing coaches, and 3) early alerts notifications when students are at risk. In 3 years we have grown to partner with 70 colleges.


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    Alex Pritchett
    Chief Operating Officer

    Alex is an avid product manager, designer, and a focused entrepreneur. Alex has a business degree in entrepreneurship from UNC where he founded Los Caballeros, an after-school tutoring and mentoring organization for Latino youth. Alex also co-founded what is now one of the largest microfinance organizations in the country, before working at Railinc, a software development company where he designed, developed, and managed new products.

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    Chief Executive Officer

    Melvin's education involvement began at UGA where he ran a tutoring organization for at-risk youth. He then founded the education advocacy group Corner Talk before attending Duke, where he obtained his JD and MBA. While there Melvin was a professor at NCCU, where he helped increase student retention. Melvin also worked at Best Practices LLC, where he was quickly promoted as the youngest Executive, and managed his channel's revenue growth by 80%.

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Despite his young age, Chris has had more than two decades of experience on development and backend support. As a teen, he was challenged to a hackathon by his CEO and won. He has completely rewritten backend development for several Fortune 500 companies, including Travelers Insurance.


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    Advisor (Former CFO, NC Community College System)

Previous Investors

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    Ashish Arora, Professor of Strategy at Duke University Fuqua School of Business