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

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The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

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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

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. The total amount raised will be used to extend and introduce new core functionality to the Schoold app in advance of the fall college application season, the company said in a statement. ” Earlier this year, the company closed a seed round of approximately $4.5 Naspers most recently invested $60 million in Udemy , a San Francisco-based provider of online courses.

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

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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. Disclosed angel investors include executives from Apple, Dropbox, Blackboard, and Udemy, according to various news reports.

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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.

“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

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I went on to develop the ICanLearnProgram as a company that encompassed the idea of developing children in their style of learning, motivating them to learn and inspiring them to be world leaders. I would love to partner with a company like Kano or Microsoft to develop learning in remote areas with apps that enhance learning and development. When children have learning difficulties that aren’t being addressed in the classroom or at home, they often have nowhere to turn.

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