Niche provides in-depth reviews and analysis on colleges and K-12 schools in the United States. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, we’ve since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country. We’re obsessed with providing students and families with best-in-class content and deep insight into their schools. We know that families have a lot of hard decisions to make when it comes to their education, and we strive to help families navigate their educational path by choosing the right school and getting the most out of their experience.
Luke Skurman, our CEO, grew up in San Francisco. He came to Pittsburgh in 1998 to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Luke is a member of several boards including the Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees, where he serves as the youngest trustee member in its history, and the Sprout Fund. Luke is also a co-founder and chairman of Thrill Mill, a non-profit innovation accelerator, and the founding curator of the Global Shapers Pittsburgh Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He has won national awards related to entrepreneurship from Business Week, Fast Company, and Inc. Magazine. Luke is married to his amazing wife, Natalia, and they have one awesome son, Oliver.
Niche offers a start-up work environment with the perks of an established company. Visit our jobs page to learn more about opportunities with Niche.