More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

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In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. Louis-based company’s $50 million Series B round, which closed in November 2015. Already boasting 4,000 tutors covering 1,000 subjects, the company is on the hunt for more teachers. That feature is a far evolution from the company’s humble beginnings in Washington University, where Cohn started the business as a student in 2007. Tutoring is big business.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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From 2011 to 2014, U.S. higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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Cheating on Chegg? How the Company Aims to Catch Tutoring Requests That Go Too Far. It’s no surprise that students would ask for help on platforms like Chegg, which offer digital textbooks as well as tutoring and homework help. Here’s a look at how the education company is responding. In 2016, the company reported its largest loss in its history, down $3.3 Here’s what’s next for the world’s largest education company, according to its CEO John Fallon.

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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

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But at an all-hands meeting at the company’s Washington, D.C. Some employees hoped the company could turn around and stayed on without pay. “We He became president in January 2011 and grew the science and education nonprofit beyond its print-based media roots and into TV and films.

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Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. 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. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

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Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks

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Now pretend that it’s late 2011, and we get into a debate about education technology. I’m excited for the industry’s future, and I think we can make money investing in publicly-traded edtech companies. Vanguard index fund which tracks the biggest companies on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges. Investment firms certainly track the technology sector, and some track the education sector , but there is no established benchmark for edtech companies. Chegg.

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