New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. From this second fund New Markets has already made several investments: Practice (formerly ApprenNet), a mobile video-based learning tool; Credly , a digital credentialing platform; and Noodle Partners. He expects to see media companies play a bigger role in snapping up promising edtech startups.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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billion purchase of Lynda.com and Instructure’s initial public offering, both of which took place in 2015. These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. Education Politics.

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48