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Newsela Series B FUNDED 10 2015 EDUKWEST

FUNDED: Newsela raises $15 million Series B

Newsela, a personalized learning platform for literacy, raised a $15 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with participation of Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Women’s Venture Capital Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Owl Ventures.

Founded in 2013, Newsela has raised a total of over $22 million. The product is used by over 400.000 teachers reaching over 4 million students. The funding will be used to accelerate Newsela’s machine learning algorithm.

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OP-ED Virtual Reality Learning EDUKWEST

Virtual Reality will change the way we learn forever

In recent years, the development of information technology has progressed in leaps and bounds. The advancement of programming techniques, rapid productivity growth of semiconductor chips, the development of special means of information transmission, as well as feedback devices (head-mounted stereoscopic displays, gloves and suits that have embedded sensors that transmit information to a computer about a user’s movements) – the culmination of these advancements have yielded a momentous technology in the shape of virtual reality.

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News Corp Amplify Sale EDBRIEF 10 2015 EDUKWEST

M&A: News Corp completes Amplify Sale

News Corp completed the sale of data analytics and assessment platform Amplify and its assets. The company was acquired by parts of the management team and a group of private investors for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2011, Amplify provides a digital curriculum for K-12. The company discontinued the production and marketing of a dedicated tablet device in August.

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EdTech Startup List India EDUKWEST

EdTech Startup List: India

The Indian education technology market is a fast-growing industry, full of opportunity. It is predicted to be worth Rs 590,000 crore in FY2014-15 as reported by India Rating & Research.

It is, however, often confusing to the outsider and difficult to tackle for those not present in the country or without access to primary sources.

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MEP 090 Allan Staker Brain Chase Productions

MEP #090 with Allan Staker, CEO of Brain Chase Productions

In this episode of MEP, I talk to Allan Staker, CEO of Brain Chase Productions, about the application called Brain Chase, a 5-week long treasure hunt that enhances math, reading and writing skills for kids during the summer.

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