Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?

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Udemy has become one of the best-funded companies in edtech, having raised another $80 million earlier this year, bringing its total raised to nearly $300 million. Those were some questions we brought to Udemy’s CEO, Gregg Coccari, in a recent interview.

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Duolingo Just Raised $35M. Udemy Got $50M. Both Are Valued Billions More.

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Two of the fastest growing and most highly valued education technology companies are going down the alphabet as they raise subsequent rounds at higher and higher valuations. This latest investment gives the Pittsburgh-based company a valuation of $2.4

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Udemy’s Upskilling and Educational Content is Now Available on LenovoEDU Community

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Udemy, the world’s largest destination for learning and teaching online, today announced that the recently launched LenovoEDU community by Lenovo will offer Udemy content and pathways to course recommendations for specific careers.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy Raises $50 Million; Snapask Takes in $35 Million

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Ed-tech companies are raising more money, while a Pittsburgh company bought a shuttered company's robots and an immersive experiences provider is partnering with Dell. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy Raises $50 Million; Snapask Takes in $35 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

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Public Edtech Companies Have Been Rare. These SPACs Will Change That.

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Publicly traded education technology companies are rare. as the remaining trio of prominent edtech companies on the U.S. CLAS.U), a special purpose acquisition company headed by CEO Michael Moe, raised $225 million in its IPO.

K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy, Tynker Raise Funds; PeopleAdmin Acquires TeacherMatch

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A number of ed-tech companies, including Udemy and Tynker, have raked in funds from investors over the past week. Udemy Raises $60 Million: Udemy , a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, received a $60 million strategic investment from Internet and entertainment group Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. In addition, Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors.

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The Importance of Granular Learning Analytics to Micro-Learning Providers

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Companies like Udemy, Udacity, Codecademy, Fulbridge and General Assembly appear to be settling in for the long run and are expected to be a significant component of the expanding learning eco-system for adults. The growth of alternative education and training providers continues.

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Crises and Capital: The Top Edtech Business Stories of 2020

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It may not be the only publicly traded edtech company to be taken private. That led to record-setting traffic for many providers—along with a flurry of pitches from companies trying to capitalize on the moment (annoying more than a few school leaders in the process). Udemy Got $50M.

A ‘Shopify for Online Schools’ Raises $1.75M Led by Tiger Global

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In the most recent cohort of startups graduating from Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s famed start-up business accelerator program, at least seven companies billed themselves as a “ Shopify for X.” The company just closed $1.75 Among them are Skillshare , Teachable , Thinktific and Udemy.

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Outschool Is In, Raising $45M to Beam Live, Small-Group Classes to Homes

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But now, with much of regular schooling happening in homes, the company has seen a dramatic expansion of its audience. To date, the company has raised $55 million. The company doesn’t keep all that money. Many other companies have created marketplaces for online courses.

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A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

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companies reached a record $130 billion in 2020 , or up 14 percent from 2019. edtech companies that support educators and learners across preK-12, postsecondary and workforce education. edtech companies selling their services directly to consumers.

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out

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Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. A couple years later, the company pivoted to becoming a subscription model for online courses, which today cover topics ranging from arts and design to business, technology and everyday hobbies for adult learners. The company claims that the average Skillshare teacher makes about $3,000 a year, with top earners raking in as much as $40,000.

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Quizlet Just Raised $30M at a $1 Billion Valuation. But Don’t Call It a Unicorn.

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Unicorns don’t exist, except as an analogy for private companies supposedly worth at least $1 billion. But Glotzbach’s point is that camels are hardy and steady—just as he hopes his company can be. Udemy ( $2B ).

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Genially Wins EdTech Digest Award for Best Presentation Tool 2021

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Winners in other categories include Discovery Education, National Geographic, Cengage Learning, Udemy, Classlink, and IXL. The company has also been recognized at the enlightED Awards , BETT’s GESA Global EdTech Startups Awards, and Digital Skills Awards 2020.

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Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

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Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy, notes that. In short, as more companies choose to depend on contract workers for key parts of their business, those freelancers will see increasing competition for those gigs and, therefore, more pressure to differentiate themselves and their skills. [I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!]. Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as a third of American workers now engaged in some kind of freelancing work.

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Byju’s Becomes an Edtech ‘Decacorn’ After Fundraise from Mary Meeker’s Bond Capital

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That’s the industry lingo for companies valued at $10 billion or more. It’s an ultra-exclusive club of two dozen companies across the world, according to CB Insights. Just in February, the Bengaluru-based company raised $200 million from existing investor General Atlantic.

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The K-12 Edtech Market Is At an Inflection. But Where Is It Going?

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As EdSurge reporter Rebecca Koenig points out , some companies have satisfied the demands of parents and their school clients. In 2019, a record year for education investments, the top deals went to companies offering educational and job skill training to individuals, employers and employees.

A year of purpose

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There are many solutions that can fill this need—from formal offerings from universities like Southern New Hampshire University and Western Governors University to informal ones from companies like Coursera and Udemy.

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‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

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And the idea has caught the attention of investors: Insight Venture Partners is slated to acquire the DC company for more than $110 million, the Washington Business Journal reports. The company also offers a subscription-based job search and application tool called Dossier where faculty can search for job openings, grants, store letters of recommendation and other. Insight, which is headquartered in New York, has invested in at least 300 companies around the globe.

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US Edtech Raises $803M in First Half of 2020 As COVID-19 Forces Learning Online

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With COVID-19 jeopardizing in-school learning, we expect the widespread adoption of edtech software to continue, and this is not a short-term trend,” says Jeff Lieberman, a managing director at Insight Partners, a private equity firm that has backed nearly two dozen education companies.

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

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Unicorns such as Coursera, Udemy, Varsity Tutors and VIPKid led the way with innovative solutions. Distance reduction allow companies to compete worldwide. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

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The company’s business model calls for giving its services to schools for free but charging families for them. We woke up on a Monday and saw 10 to 15 times” the number of customers the company had served at the same time the year before, he remembered. “It

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. For those EdTech companies that cannot access funds, or simply do not wish to raise large sums of venture capital money, their ability to maintain a first-mover advantage, or reach cash-flow positive without capital constraint, could be jeopardized by the presence of well-funded rivals. By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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Flipped learning takes a big step forward

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The companies presented have agreed to support the latest research-based standards, and evolving global best practices in flipped learning. The companies include professional development partners: MT Groupo in Spain, IWBNET in Australia, TES in the United Kingdom and Udemy and Project Tomorrow in the United states. ” FLGI enterprise mission partners are innovative companies that are committed to be active community members and leaders in flipped learning.

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The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

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Thankfully, there are technology companies offering more niche educational tools to insert some flexibility, spontaneity, and creativity into the blended learning environment. One such company is XP-Pen and their series of tablets.

Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

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edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. There’s a broader shift in venture capital where there’s less exuberance companies that haven’t really nailed the business model,” he tells EdSurge.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Kaplan Launches New Practice in U.S.; BoomStartup Taking Ed Tech Accelerator Applications

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million to Ellevation , a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. Here’s a roundup of the past week’s activity: Udemy Acquires Talentbuddy. Udemy, a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, acquired Talentbuddy , a platform for programmers and others to acquire skills. Udemy boasts that it offers 40,000 courses in 190 countries, with more than 10 million students enrolled.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap

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And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct. The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. The likes of Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, MasterClass, Lynda, and Pluralsight have together raised more than $1 billion and represent combined enterprise value of more than $5 billion.

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Global Investors Launch New Edtech Funds: Exceed Capital and HighGrade Ventures

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Exceed will focus on making investments for companies in the “growth equity” stages, says Hu, which generally translates to those that have enough traction and revenue to raise Series B rounds and beyond. The group will invest up to $20 million initially in each company, with additional capital reserved if subsequent rounds are raised. Others CEOs on the advisory board include Chip Paucek (2U), Tom Davidson (EVERFI) and Dennis Yang (former chief of Udemy).

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

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If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies.

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8th Annual EdmodoCon Connects Educators with Innovative Resources and Ideas from Around the Globe

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Luis Pinto, Director of Global Business Development for Government at Udemy; and ?Inspiring The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. (San Mateo, CA) August 1, 2018 —, a global education network connecting educators with resources and leaders to reach their full potential, today announced its taking place on Aug. 7 and 8.

Seven Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income By Building Their EDU Brands Online

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Udemy. Many years ago, I created my first online course on Udemy (pronounced YOU-da-ME) and I couldn't believe how easy it was. If there is one thing that the last few years have taught me, it's that if you look around your local community, you can probably find a small business that is looking to get their company online. Are you looking to turn your thoughts and ideas into income-generating activities to support your family? You have come to the right place.

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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. 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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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. A few companies are heading that way. Strava is a fitness app that allows people to log and upload their runs, bike rides, swims and other fitness activities. Using GPS data, a runner can track her route and pace, and then share the activity with friends.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, dropped out of Stanford to start the company when she was just 19. The companies that raised the most money this year: BYJU’s (tutoring): $540 million.