Warriors’ Stephen Curry Invests in Guild Education
Stephen Curry is expanding his business portfolio into the world of education finance. On Friday, the Golden State Warriors’ two-time NBA MVP and SC 30, Inc. have invested in Guild Education, a technology platform and network that helps Fortune 1000 companies offer debt-free college educations to their employees as a benefit.
“The timing was crazy because of our Eat. Learn. Play Foundation that launched last July,” Stephen told TechCrunch. “This is an opportunity to really target that ‘learn’ piece and explore how important it is in terms of college education and college completion. And we’re trying to attack that from elementary school and on.”
The 31-year-old left Davidson College following his junior year, before he had completed his degree in sociology, to enter the 2009 NBA draft, in which he became the No. 7 pick of the Warriors. Though Stephen intends to finish his studies at some point, he would not be able to do so through Guild Education due to Davidson’s particular process for accepting credit transfers. That said, the company’s services are said to currently be available to more than three million Americans.
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