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Nick Ducoff

Northeastern University
Vice President for New Ventures

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As VP New Ventures at Northeastern University, I lead a cross-functional team to incubate new business ideas, diversify revenue streams, and advance a new model of higher education. In 2015 we launched the Experiential Network which has been funded and is being scaled by the University to expand on its classic co-op model. We are currently growing Level ( which has been recognized as a “disruptive innovation”? by the Clayton Christensen Institute, and the U.S. Department of Education in their Supplement to the National Educational Technology Plan.

I’m a Techstars mentor, and investor in Cratejoy, Crayon, Experiment Engine, Hologram, Nimble, Panorama Education, and other startups.

Previously, as VP at Boundless I managed 6 direct reports and 300+ SMEs to grow our content 7X from 3 subjects to 21 while at the same time reducing our costs by 67%. I also managed HR and legal functions, and led our affiliate and field marketing teams. I developed key relationships with Apple and Amazon and helped successfully settle a lawsuit with major textbook publishers. While at Boundless, we grew our customers to over 3 million students and educators at almost every college in the country. Boundless raised over $10 million, was acquired in 2015, and is now part of Follett.

I co-founded Infochimps and led the company as its initial CEO, raising venture capital and growing the team and business during the company’s formative years. I led the acquisitions of Data Marketplace (YC W10) and Keepstream (Capital Factory 2010), and developed key partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, and Foursquare. Infochimps was acquired by CSC (NYSE:CSC) in 2013.

After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law with Honors, I was an attorney at a leading international law firm, working with startups and VC funds in debt and equity financings, M&A, public offerings, and corporate governance. I represented companies and investors in financings raising over $250 million.