Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017
JULY 24, 2017
edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ). Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. Home-run bets and financial windfalls are rare in the edtech industry.