If 12% is the new 30%, 4% is the new 12%

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole team was aboard for this recording, with Grace and Chris

Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to

A peek inside Sequoia Capital’s low-flying, wide-reaching scout program

It was a brilliant idea. It allowed Sequoia to keep tabs on entrepreneurs — and nascent technologies — not yet in its universe. It cemented the firm’s ties to the founders who were a

Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a

Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny Talks New Hires And EdTech In 2016

Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny says that more than 50,000 schools are now using the service — and that this year, and next, are going to be the years that education tech in general finally hits its stride

Education App Development Platform Clever Hires A VP Of Engineering From Square

Clever today said it has hired Ben Adida, previously a director of engineering at Square, to be the company’s VP of engineering. The company, which creates a third-party development platform tha

Clever Gets $30 Million From Lightspeed To Become The Login Layer For Education Apps

Since launching two-and-a-half years ago, Clever has added tens of thousands of schools to its platform. Thanks to pretty incredible traction in an industry that historically has been loathe to adopt

Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1

Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years. W

In 18K Schools And Counting, Clever Confirms $10.3M Raise From Sequoia, As It Looks To Build The Next Big Learning Platform

Clever launched out of Y Combinator in 2012 on a mission to help K-12 schools bring the latest education software into their classrooms. By giving districts a central way to manage student and teacher

Clever Gets $10 Million From Sequoia To Provide A Standardized API For School Data

<a target="_blank" href="">Clever</a> launched last summer to provide a standardized API for K-12 schools which will allow them to unlock and share data with each other and with

Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools

<a target="_blank" href="">Clever</a>, a graduate of Y Combinator's most recent batch of startups, <a href=""

Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms. These don't feel like the ways that many of us attended class, with a sin

Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data

We're all a bit tired of the "X is Twilio for Y" brand of analogies (though it's refreshing to see more of Twilio <a href="">in t

Spidey-inspired anti-assault bracelet

Tired of being assaulted only to find your pepper spray is inaccessible? We know, it happens. Domonique Torrence knows, too, but he’s come up with a solution. The “Spider-Man” bracel

It's a Door and a Ping Pong Table, See!?

Ahoy, fellow apartment dwellers. If you’re like me, your apartment, even if roomy, could use more space. I mean, when you’re paying out the rear for a 2 bedroom, where are you going to put