About Us

Valore, the collection of brands you see today, began in 2006 with SimpleTuition, a leading online student loan comparison engine that has helped more than 10 million families pay less for college. Shortly after our launch, Kiplinger’s named us one of the 25 best financial services websites on the web. This confirmed the obvious: that our goal of helping students get an affordable education was timely, essential, and urgent. Ever since then we’ve been launching products like PayBackSmarter and SmarterBucks, making it easier for people nationwide to get debt-free faster and for less. But tuition costs and student loans are only half the battle, so in 2012 we turned our attention to the high cost of textbooks. We were lucky enough to meet our match in a company called ValoreBooks—the online marketplace that saves students up to 90% on the cost of textbooks—and have been inseparable ever since. Together we’ve built a comprehensive set of tools and the online textbook marketplace you see before you today, which has and will continue to save students millions of dollars. Yet our mission is ongoing. We’ll continue to search for new ways to help students get an affordable education.

Investor Information

Atlas Venture is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology and life sciences companies. Since inception in 1980, its partners have helped build over 350 companies in more than 16 different countries. The firm is currently investing in its ninth fund and manages over $2 billion in committed capital. For more information, please visit atlasventure.com.

Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to find talented entrepreneurs and then partner with them to build exceptional and valuable companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on seed and early-stage technology investing and is led by a team with nearly a century of combined experience in venture capital and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit flybridge.com.

Founded in 1999, North Hill Ventures specializes in early-stage financial services and financial technology companies. Through their experience as investors, advisors, and operating managers, they have developed strong networks of industry contacts, a deep understanding of target markets, and the skills to help their portfolio companies grow and prosper. Read more at northhillventures.com.