Category Archives: Funding & Deals

News about funding and deals in education 2.0.

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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FiftyThree Education Think Kit

EDBRIEF: Paper Maker FiftyThree to enter Education with Think Kit

FiftyThree, the startup behind the popular iPad drawing app Paper, announced a $30 million Series B led by NEA with participation of existing investors.

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GuideSpark Series C

EDBRIEF: GuideSpark raises $22.2 million Series C

GuideSpark, which provides HR organizations with a platform to turn paper-based training material into interactive and mobile courses, has raised a $22.2 million Series C led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from previous investors New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures, and IDG Ventures.

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Instructure Series E EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Instructure raises $40 million Series E

Instructure has raised a $40 million Series E led by Insight Venture Partners with participation of Bessemer Venture Partners and EPIC Ventures.

The venture round brings the total raised by Instructure to around $90 million and it will be the last before the planned IPO later this year.

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