eHarmony's Waldorf Backs Online Education Firm

Greg Waldorf, who was the founding investor in Los Angeles-based eHarmony, and was previously its CEO, is the lead investment in an online education firm's Series A. According to, a New York-based provider of Internet-based training videos, Waldorf led a $5.5M Series A funding for the company this morning. The funding also included Greg Sands of Costanoa Venture and Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, along with Lerer Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, David Tisch, David Honig (Vision Ventures), Kal Vepuri (Trisiras Group), Thomas Lehrman (Gerson Lehrman Group), Gordon Rubinstein (Machinima), Dan Beltramo (Vizu), Mareza Larizadeh, Milestone VP, and Bill Lohse (Ziff Davis). Grovo's online video training site includes more than 3,500 video lessons on Internet tools and cloud services. The company's online education services are similar to those offered by Carpinteria-based Waldorf is now CEO-in-residence at Accel, and is now based in San Francisco. More information »