About Boundless

Serving the entire education ecosystem with quality content, increased choice, and affordable prices.

Textbook Innovation

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Boundless improves education for millions of students and educators through educational resources powered by cloud technology. With content created by a community of educators, who work side-by-side with subject-matter experts, Boundless provides ready-to-use online content, study materials, and assessment items to make teaching more efficient and learning more effective. The company has raised nearly $10 million in venture funding and reaches more than 3 million students and educators.

How It Works

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Assign off-the-shelf content in more than 20 subjects or easily customize your own title, all available on any platform, browser, and device.
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Teaching Resources

Choose from thousands of assessment items to assign your students, and access pre-made PowerPoint templates for class.
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Receive real-time data on student engagement and performance.
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Engage with a community of educators and subject-matter experts contributing content and sharing resources.


We're passionate about crafting amazing products and improving education.

Ariel Diaz
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ariel Diaz is an experienced entrepreneur with an incredible passion for improving the educational landscape for generations to come. Before Boundless, Ariel co-founded YouCastr, an online video platform that enabled hundreds of high schools to broadcast and sell live sports and other events to parents and the community. In addition, Ariel founded a consumer web consulting company and worked in management consulting in Boston, MA.

Ariel holds a A.B., B.E., and Masters of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College, speaks three languages, and loves all things orange.
Matt Hodgson
Chief Technology Officer
Matt is an entrepreneur and engineer with an insatiable desire to design and build amazing products. Before Boundless, Matt built consumer products as the CTO of TurningArt, a service that makes art more accessible to everyday people. Matt has also worked with Ariel in the past, as co-founder and CTO of YouCastr, a streaming video platform for high schools. Along the way Matt also developed the core products and technology for many startups, including video processing and transcoding infrastructure for 3 Play Media, motion capture and analysis software for Equusys, a live trading market for StarStreet, and a video streaming and recording platform for Take The Interview. Matt holds a B.A. in Physics from Ithaca College, a B.E. and Masters of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College, and serves on the board of the Dartmouth Boston Entrepreneur Network.
Cecil Banhan
Vice President of Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Cecil Banhan is the Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at Boundless. Cecil joins Boundless with more than 15 years of experience in the higher education industry, most recently serving as the National Business Development Executive for Realizeit, a Dublin-based adaptive learning company. Cecil was the top employee in North America and led substantial growth in revenue and customer acquisition.

Prior to his work at Realizeit, Cecil spent over 10 years at Bisk Education, one of the largest e-learning enablers. In this position, he played a strategic role in the development of new and existing university partnerships. He was tasked with managing key elements of these partnerships, including course identification and development, faculty development, and research and financial analysis of degree and certificate programs. Earlier in his career, Cecil spent several years working on Wall Street and as an investment banker.
Steve Ernst
Vice President of Content & Learning Systems
Steve Ernst is Vice President of Content and Learning Services at Boundless. In this role, Steve oversees content development and deployment of products and services to Boundless customers. Steve has extensive experience with content development and deployment, enterprise-level data analytics, adaptive learning, management of online learning programs, and higher education administration. Steve has held leadership roles in both private industry and education, including the positions of CLO, COO, and other senior roles in learning-oriented organizations. Steve was trained as a geneticist and was a tenured professor prior to moving into higher education administration and private industry. Steve earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

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