Category Archives: Funding & Deals

News about funding and deals in education 2.0.

Flipkart E-Learning

With $1 billion in new Funding Flipkart eyes E-Learning

Flipkart, India’s biggest online retailer, has apparently raised $1 billion in new funds which would make this the biggest ever investment raised by an Indian e-commerce company and one of the biggest rounds of 2014 worldwide.

Given the amount of new investment reported by the Economic Times to be accurate, Flipkart’s total funding raised comes to $1.7 billion at a $5 billion valuation. The official announcement of the round is expected in the coming weeks.

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EdTech Funding News

EdTech Funding: ClusterFlunk, Regent Education and Ellevation Education

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In this edtech funding news roundup we take a look at ClusterFlunk which raised $1 million from Lightbank and Built in Iowa for its online community for college students. Regent Education raised $9 million for its financial aid and enrollment optimization SaaS platform. Last but not least, Ellevation Education raised $2 million for its web-based software solutions for the ELL classroom.

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EdTech Funding News

EdTech Funding: Reading Rainbow, Comfy, STI and Galvanize Ventures

In this week’s edtech funding roundup we take a look at the hugely successful crowdfunding campaign for Reading Rainbow which brought in over $5 million from more than 91.000 backers.

In classic funding news we got a $600k seed round for student housing startup Comfy, $3 million for data management solution provider STI and $9.7 million for Galvanize Ventures, the investment arm of co-working and learning space Galvanize.

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EdTech Startups Funding Special

EdTech Funding News: Myagi, TeachBoost, Bulb and StudyBlue

In today’s EdTech Funding News we have two seed rounds with Myagi raising $500k AUD for an online training portal and TeachBoost raising $1.5 million for teacher assessment.

In the Series A range we have Bulb raising $1 million for a publishing and portfolio service. $1.7 million in follow-on funding goes to StudyBlue for its collaborative learning portal.

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Yik Yak

HEDLINE: Yik Yak raises $10 million Series A

Yik Yak, an anonymous local messaging app for college and university students, raised a $10 million Series A led by DCM with participation of Azure Capital Partners, Renren Inc. and Tim Draper. Alan Masarek, co-founder and former CEO of Quickoffice, and David Chao of DCM, join Yik Yak’s board of directors.

The startup previously raised a $1.5 million Seed Round from Vaizra Investments, DCM, Azure Capital Partners and several other angels in April.

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One Month

Accelerated Learning: One Month raises $770k Seed Round

One Month, a startup that aims to teach learners new digital skills in 30 days, has raised a $770k Seed Round from investors including Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder.

One Month also took part in the Y Combinator 2013 Summer batch where it had received an initial $14k in seed investment.

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