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

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In the United States, Udemy and Udacity have both reached $1.0B By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

But note: the kinds of companies that get coverage in the ed-tech and tech press – those that I’m likely to see and include in my research – are more likely to be those targeting K–12 and post-secondary education than those targeting the corporate learning market.).

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

Marketplace K-12

Naspers most recently invested $60 million in Udemy , a San Francisco-based provider of online courses. Kroton describes itself as “one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide,” operating in the primary, secondary education and post-secondary education segments.

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

Marketplace K-12

Steven Korte, the CEO of PASCO, said in a statement that the merger “significantly extends PASCO’s ability to serve the university and secondary science education markets with outstanding standards-based curriculum, cutting-edge technology, and versatile lab equipment that provides hands-on experience using tools like those used by professional scientists and engineers.”.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Online education (admittedly, a very generic category): Investments include Udemy ($60,000,000), DigiSchool ($15,700,000), MasterClass ($15,000,000), UNICAF ($12,000,000), OpenClassroom ($6,740,000). According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

“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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Educational background: I studied in South Africa – Harmony Primary and Topaz Secondary during primary and senior education then went to Francis Marion University for University – BA in Mass Communications, continued to University of the Nations and attaining a Masters in Communications and PhD in communications and computer technology online. 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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