Category Archives: Funding & Deals

News about funding and deals in education 2.0.

+1 Math EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

+1 Math – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: +1 Math
Website: www.plus1math.com
Headquarters: New York, USA
Vertical: K-12, STEM
Tech: Web App, Mobile App

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Openwords EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Openwords – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Openwords
Website: www.openwords.com
Headquarters: Bloomington, USA
Vertical: Language Learning
Tech: Web App, Mobile App

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AltSchool Series B HEDLINE EDUKWEST

HEDLINE: AltSchool raises $100 million Series B

AltSchool, a collaborative community of micro-schools that aims to transform K-8 education in the United States, raised $100 million led by Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz and Silicon Valley Community Foundation with participation from Emerson Collective, First Round Capital, Learn Capital, John Doerr, Harrison Metal, Jonathan Sackler, Omidyar Network and Adrian Aoun.

Founded in 2013 by ex-Google executive and Aadvark founder Max Ventilla, AltSchool has raised over $133 million to date. Tuition costs around $19.000 per year.

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Genius Games EDUKWEST Startup Profile

Startup Profile: Genius Games

Name: Genius Games
Website: www.gotgeniusgames.com
Kickstarter: Ion – A Compound Building Game
Headquarters: St. Louis
Vertical: K-12, STEM
Tech: Physical Product

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LumenEd EDUKWEST Startup Profile

Startup Profile: LumenEd

Connecting classrooms across the globe via the Internet has become the new pen pal program, and initiatives like Skype in the Classroom and its instant translation feature are certainly leading the way in developed countries. But what about schools in areas that don’t have access to reliable Internet or even electricity?

LumenEd wants to connect students in developing countries with classrooms in the U.S. through a device called The Bright Orange Box. And you can support it via Kickstarter.

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