PORTLAND, Maine — Aug. 10, 2022 — Prometric announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finetune, a Maine Venture Fund portfolio company and leading innovator in Artificial Intelligence-assisted education and workforce software tools.

Finetune, originally founded as Academic Merit, LLC by educator and serial entrepreneur Ogden Morse and his father in Falmouth, Maine, has been developing innovative solutions in learning, instruction, and assessment for more than a decade. The company expanded in recent years, with the hiring of CEO Steve Shapiro, into proprietary AI-assisted technology, targeting the growing demand among organizations and companies for the ability to create a high-quality assessment and other learning content with greater time- and cost-efficiency than traditional approaches.

Steve Shapiro of Finetune, said, “We are grateful for the early foundational support from the Maine startup ecosystem, including Maine Venture Fund and several Maine-based individual investors. This next phase of growth with Prometric allows us to further build on our success, taking these solutions to market at scale and continuing to invest in emerging technologies that address the needs of the wide cross section of markets we serve.”

Dr. Brien Walton, Board Chair of Maine Venture Fund, said, “Finetune is a great example of the type of success we work towards with each one of our portfolio companies. Given our unique structure as a state-sponsored fund, MVF serves as a critical economic development tool within Maine for supporting entrepreneurial activity and job growth. MVF first invested in Finetune in 2015, and as a result of this positive return of capital, we’ll be able to recycle these funds into many more investments in other Maine-based companies.”

About Maine Venture Fund
Maine Venture Fund invests in dynamic businesses that have the potential for significant growth and impact in Maine. For more information, visit Maine Venture Fund’s website.

About Finetune
Finetune is a leading innovator in the education sector, specializing in the development of hybrid AI-human-solutions that address some of the most challenging problems including automated content generation and AI-powered learning-resource classification. For more information, please visit Finetune’s website..

About Prometric LLC
Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. For more information, visit Prometric’s website.

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