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Pluralsight

HEDLINE: Pluralsight raises $135 million Series B

Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City-based online training platform for technology professionals, has raised a $135 million Series B led by Insight Venture Partners with participation of ICONIQ Capital and Sorenson Capital.

The round brings Pluralsight’s valuation close to $1 billion reports TechCrunch. Pluralsight previously raised a $27.5 million Series A in January 2013 from Insight Venture Partners.

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Udemy new hires

Udemy hires Seasoned Execs – Focus on Scale and Growth

Udemy added three seasoned executives to its management team which further underlines that the startup days for the course marketplace are over.

The new hires will take over roles as vice president and general manager Udemy for Organizations, vice president of business development and vice president of finance and operations.

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Udemy Skills Index

Udemy Skills Index 2014 – A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Udemy released its first Skills Index, an analysis of trends in American skills development based on data from Udemy’s top 100 paid online courses. The result: tech related courses are hugely popular on the platform which frankly is not a big surprise or keen insight.

Besides gathering data on the courses, Udemy surveyed 7000 Udemy students about their motivation to take courses online.

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Lesson Plans, Career Plans, Expansion Plans

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

As every week, we’ve got three shots for you. Lesson plan marketplace Teachers pay Teachers raised venture funding. Chegg announces expansion into internships and career planning and Apollo Education enters Africa.

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Growth, Innovation and Digital

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

As every week, we’ve got three shots for you. Udemy raised a $32 million Series C to grow broad, deep and abroad. Cengage Learning opened an Innovation Hub in San Francisco. Chegg’s digital revenue keeps on growing.

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Autism, Appointment and Opportunity

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

As every week, we’ve got three shots for you. Autism and tech made the headlines last week with Invention Labs raising $550k for its communication app Avaz and Cognoa launching an iPhone app to detect autism early on. Online course platform Udemy appointed its COO Dennis Yang as the company’s new CEO with Eren Bali taking the job as product lead and chairman. And last but not least, General Assembly launched the Opportunity Fund to bring minorities into tech.

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edtech news pinata

EdTech News Piñata – ENT #23 04-25-2014

This week on ENT we have EdTech news piñata with quite a few interesting stories for you that illustrate how fast edtech is developing in almost all parts of the world.

India makes the news with funding for a higher science social network and an autism app, and of course TutorVista founder Ganesh acquiring an online school for working professionals.

Adaptive learning platforms and services in the US and China accelerate through new fresh funding and the launch of new tools and services for a more personalized college admissions process.

Yik Yak leaves the cyberbullying scandal behind and gets more money.Curation startup Zoobean also secures funding.

The MOOC / LMS space continues to spark interest in Finland and the US with Guides.co certainly attracting a broader, more business-oriented audience.

Talking about growing a business, Udemy saw an important change of management this week with Dennis Yang becoming the company’s new CEO.

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