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Open English United States EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Open English enters U.S. ESL Market

Open English, an online English school that covers the Latin American market, announced its entrance into the U.S. market, targeting its Hispanic population.

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51Talk Series C

HEDLINE: 51Talk raises $55 million Series C led by Sequoia Capital

Chinese online English school 51Talk has raised a $55 million Series C led by Sequoia Capital with participation of existing investors Shunwei Capital and DCM. The round brings the total funding raised by 51Talk to over $70 million including a $12 million Series B in December of last year.

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EdTech Startups Japan

EdTech Startups Japan Edition: Gengo, Eigooo and Mana.bo

In today’s EdTech Startups Japan Edition we take a look at three startups that are based in Japan, two of which founded by immigrant entrepreneurs from the US.

Translation platform Gengo surpassed 200 million translated words, Eigooo wants to teach English via text chat to shy students and Mana.bo wants to disrupt the $10 billion Japanese cram school industry.

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Eleutian Technology

HEDLINE: Part of Eleutian Technology sold to Nagase USA

Eleutian Technology, an online English teaching service provider, sold part of its business to Nagase USA for an undisclosed amount.

As part of the transaction, Nagase USA is hiring 40 Wyoming teachers and 10 teacher trainers and managers from Eleutian and Kent Holiday, founder and former CEO of Eleutian, has taken the role of a senior executive at Nagase USA. Craig Holiday, Eleutian’s current CEO, will become Eleutian’s president.

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TutorGroup

HEDLINE: TutorGroup raised $100 million Series B

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TutorGroup, an online English language learning platform raised a $100 million Series B with participation from Alibaba Group, Singapore investment company Temasek and Qiming Venture Partners.

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