2U, Inc.
2U, Inc. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/13/2015 15:58:12)

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.     )*

 

2U, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

90214J 10 1

(CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2014

Date of Event Which Requires Filing of the Statement

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

o

Rule 13d-1(b)

o

Rule 13d-1(c)

x

Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 



 

CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Management Partners VII, LLC

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
3,543,165

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
3,543,165

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,543,165

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
8.7%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
OO

 

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CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
3,543,165

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
3,543,165

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,543,165

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
8.7%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

3



 

CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Capital Partners VII Limited Partnership

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
2,178,336

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
2,178,336

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,178,336

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
5.4%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

4



 

CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Capital Partners VII-B Limited Partnership

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
527,852

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
527,852

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
527,852

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
1.3%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

5



 

CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Capital Partners VII-C Limited Partnership

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
768,720

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
768,720

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
768,720

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
1.9%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

6



 

CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

 

1.

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
Highland Entrepreneurs’ Fund VII Limited Partnership

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
68,257

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
68,257

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
68,257

 

 

10.

Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
0.2%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

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CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

Item 1(a)

Name of Issuer
2U, Inc.

Item 1(b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 900, Landover, MD 20785

 

Item 2(a)

Name of Person Filing
This statement is being filed by the following persons with respect to the shares (the “Shares”) of common stock (“Common Stock”) of the Issuer directly owned by Highland Capital Partners VII Limited Partnership (“HCP VII”), Highland Capital Partners VII-B Limited Partnership (“HCP VII-B”), Highland Capital Partners VII-C Limited Partnership (“HCP VII-C”) and Highland Entrepreneurs’ Fund VII Limited Partnership (“HEF VII” and, collectively, the “Funds”).

 

(a) Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership (“HMP VII”), the general partner of each of the Funds;

 

(b) Highland Management Partners VII, LLC (“Highland Management”), the general partner of HMP VII;

 

(c) HCP VII, which directly owns 2,178,336 Shares;

 

(d) HCP VII-B, which directly owns 527,852 Shares;

 

(e) HCP VII-C, which directly owns 768,720 Shares; and

 

(f) HEF VII, which directly owns 68,257 Shares.

 

HMP VII, Highland Management, HCP VII, HCP VII-B, HCP VII-C and HEF VII are sometimes individually referred to herein as a “Reporting Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.”

Item 2(b)

Address of Principal Business Office
The address of each of the reporting persons is:

c/o Highland Capital Partners LLC

One Broadway, 16 th  Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Item 2(c)

Citizenship

 

HCP VII

Delaware

 

HCP VII-B

Delaware

 

HCP VII-C

Delaware

 

HEF VII

Delaware

 

HMP VII

Delaware

 

Highland Management

Delaware

Item 2(d)

Title of Class of Securities
Common Stock, $0.001 par value

Item 2(e)

CUSIP Number
90214J 10 1

 

Item 3

If this statement is filed pursuant to §§ 240.13d-1(b), or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

Not applicable.

 

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CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

Item 4

Ownership

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

  For Highland Management:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

3,543,165 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

8.7%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

3,543,165

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

3,543,165

 

 

 

  For HMP VII:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

3,543,165 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

8.7%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

3,543,165

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

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(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

3,543,165

 

 

  For HCP VII:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

2,178,336 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

5.4%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

2,178,336

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

2,178,336

 

 

  For HCP VII-B:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

527,852 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

1.3%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

527,852

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

527,852

 

 

  For HCP VII-C:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

768,720 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

1.9%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

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(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

768,720

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

768,720

 

 

  For HEF VII:

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

68,257 shares of Common Stock

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

0.2%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which such person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

0

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:

68,257

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

0

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

68,257

 

Item 5

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 9

Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

Not applicable.

 

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CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

13G

 

 

Item 10

Certification

 

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11.

 

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

DATED: February 13, 2015.

 

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII-B LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII-C LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND ENTREPRENEURS’ FUND VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

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HIGHLAND MANAGEMENT PARTNERS VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND MANAGEMENT PARTNERS VII, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

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CUSIP No.  90214J 10 1

 

 

 

EXHIBIT I

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned hereby agree that only one statement containing the information required by Schedule 13G need be filed with respect to the ownership by each of the undersigned of the shares of Common Stock of 2U, Inc.

 

This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original.

 

EXECUTED as of this 13 th  day of February, 2015.

 

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII-B LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS VII-C LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

14



 

 

HIGHLAND ENTREPRENEURS’ FUND VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII Limited Partnership, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

HIGHLAND MANAGEMENT PARTNERS VII LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

 

 

By:

Highland Management Partners VII, LLC, its General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

 

 

HIGHLAND MANAGEMENT PARTNERS VII, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Paul A. Maeder

 

 

 

Authorized Manager

 

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