Category Archives: Funding & Deals

News about funding and deals in education 2.0.

Duolingo Series D HEDLINE EDUKWEST 06 2015

HEDLINE: Duolingo raises $45 million Series D led by Google Capital

Language learning startup Duolingo has raised a $45 million Series D led by Google Capital with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The round brings the total raised to over $83 million, valuing the company at $470 million.

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Udemy Series D HEDLINE EDUKWEST 06 2015

HEDLINE: Udemy raises $65 million Series D

Udemy, a global marketplace for online courses, has raised a $65 million Series D led by Stripes Group, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Insight Venture Partners. Stripes Group Founder and Managing Partner Ken Fox will join Udemy’s Board of Directors.

The Series D comes one year after a $32 million Series C and shortly after LinkedIn’s acquisition of Udemy’s main competitor, lynda.com for $1.5 billion.

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+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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