HEDLINE: Parchment College Match offers Personalized Applications

After raising an additional $10 million in March Parchment is now expanding the service beyond delivering and sharing verified credentials, transcripts, certifications and diplomas.

The company now launched a new tool named Parchment College Match that allows students to personalize the application process and discover the colleges most appropriate to them.

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Update: Zoobean raises another $400k

Washington D.C. based Zoobean, a curation platform for educational apps, books and literacy resources for children, raised $400k from Militello Capital, CIT GAP Funds and angel investor Hilton Augustine Jr. according to Washington Business Journal.

The announcement came on Tuesday, only a day after the air date of a Shark Tank episode that revealed a $250k investment from Mark Cuban in the startup.

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HEDLINE: Declara raises $16 million Series A

Declara, an edtech startup that offers an adaptive learning platform for continuing education, has raised a $16 million Series A led by GSV Capital with participation of Catamount Ventures and previous investors Data Collective and Founders Fund. Mark Flynn, co-managing partner of GSV Asset Management, will join the Declara board.

The new funding will be used to scale operations in Asia and build out the team by hiring more data scientists. Declara previously raised a $5 million Seed Round in September 2013 from Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, and Data Collective.

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EdTech Startup News

EdTech Startup News: EverFi, ChineseCUBES, Brainly, Cognoa, Avbl and Wello

Here is our new weekly rundown of EdTech Startup News beyond funding, IPOs or mergers and acquisitions.

This week we cover EverFi’s partnership with NEA Foundation, ChineseCUBES usage of AR to teach Chinese, Brainly’s entrance into Asia, Cognoa’s iPhone app to detect autism, the launch of the Airbnb for Skills Avbl and Wello’s potential acquisition by Weight Watchers.

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Avaz Autism app

HEDLINE: Invention Labs raises $550k Seed Round for Avaz Autism App

Invention Labs has raised a $550K Seed Funding round led by Inventus Capital and Mumbai Angels with participation of Google India MD Rajan Anandan and Raju Reddy, founder of Sierra Atlantic and others.

The funding is specifically for Invention Labs’ picture based communication app Avaz AAC that helps children with autism develop verbal skills.

The funding will be used to further develop the app and also expand geographically.

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EdTech Startups Funding Special

EdTech Startup Funding Special: Approved Colleges, Exo Labs and Dub Labs

This is a funding special as an addition to our weekly Edtech Startup News, covering some of the smaller rounds of the last couple of weeks.

In this special edition we take a look at Approved Colleges, an online degree resource site, Exo Labs, which creates cameras that connect microscopes and iPhones and Dub Labs, a mobile platform for colleges.

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