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Edtech startup Shikho raises $1.3m to expand Bangladesh operations

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The funding round was co-led by LearnStart, the seed fund of Learn Capital, and early-stage venture capital investor Anchorless Bangladesh. Learn Capital is a venture capital firm focused on breakthroughs in education technology. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

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With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students. The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. In the United States, Udemy and Udacity have both reached $1.0B

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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Since 2018, she has been a partner at Learn Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the global education sector. Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. Distance reduction allow companies to compete worldwide.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Schoold Rakes in New Funding; Quad-C Acquires Rainbow Early Education

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Additionally, two coding education companies raised money. Schoold Receives Additional Funding: Schoold , a college- and career-planning startup based in San Francisco, has raised additional investment capital from new investors include Learn Capital, Social Capital, University Ventures, and Professor Joe Grundfest of Stanford Law School. ” Earlier this year, the company closed a seed round of approximately $4.5

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K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

When children have learning difficulties that aren’t being addressed in the classroom or at home, they often have nowhere to turn. They need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them. They desire a classroom that takes learning out of the box and places it in their hands. At the ICanLearnProgram Centers and Schools, we eliminate gaps in learning and build confident, motivated, inspiring learners.”.

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The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

And indeed, according to my calculations too, the amount of money invested in education technology companies is up from this time last year and up from this time in 2015 as well. So far this year, there have been 95 investments in ed-tech companies, totaling $1.8 And yes, I do include student loan companies here. Here’s a comparison of what funding looked like in Julys of previous years: What Kind of Companies Are Raising Money?

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We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The Business of Education Technology

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Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.