Lumen Learning has raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by the Oregon Angel Fund, with the Portland Seed Fund, Seattle's Alliance of Angels, and local investors Ray Henderson, David Mills and Tom Rubin also participating.

Lumen Learning was founded in 2012 by Kim Thanos, an edtech strategist, and David Wiley, an adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University. Thanos says a new textbook and online homework platform for a beginning college-level Algebra course typically costs $150. Lumen Learning currently offers them for $10.

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) -   Rumblefish, the leading provider of soundtracks for online social video, and Booktrack, creator of a new and engaging way to read by matching synchronized music, sound effects and ambient sound to the text of ebooks, today announced a partnership in which the Rumblefish catalog of more than one million soundtracks will be available to ebook publishers through Booktrack. This partnership gives book publishers access to a new collection of music from which to choose the perfect soundtrack to complement their books.

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