Course Hero, once an edtech unicorn valued at $3.6B, conducts layoffs
Course Hero, a tutoring business last valued by investors at $3.6 billion, has cut 15% of staff, or 42 people — its first round of layoffs in 17 years, TechCrunch has learned from numerous sources.
Course Hero scoops up Scribbr for subject-specific study help
For an undisclosed price, Course Hero has acquired Scribbr, a proofreading and editing service for academic writing. This is Course Hero’s latest deal in a string of buys – including CliffsNot
For Course Hero, venture capital was once an unobvious solution
Launched in 2006, education startup Course Hero started its life away from the attention of venture capital. After launching, the company waited eight years to raise a $15 million Series A. Then, afte
Duolingo boosts IPO price target in boon to edtech startups
Duolingo is now targeting a $95 to $100 per share IPO price range, up from $85 to $95 per share, or a gain of around 12% at the bottom and 5% at the top.
Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of SparkNotes
I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using SparkNotes to “read” “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare, instead of a
Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. The shift has
Course Hero buys Symbolab in a rare edtech acquisition
Months after its $80 million Series B fundraise, Course Hero has acquired Symbolab, an artificial intelligence-powered calculator that helps students answer and understand complex math questions. The
Making sense of 3 edtech extension rounds
While venture capitalists are pouring funding into edtech startups, the surge of interest isn’t coming without pressure. Edtech companies are searching for new ways to tap into a booming market.
Course Hero, a profitable edtech unicorn, raises rare cash
Like any successful founder, Andrew Grauer had bright, long-term ambitions for Course Hero from the moment he launched it in 2006. He started the business to create a place where students could ask qu
EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU
InstaEDU wants to become a truly scalable on-demand video tutoring platform, and Course Hero needs a way to dogfood its online education tools. So <a target="_blank" href="http://instaedu.com/">InstaE
Screw University, Course Hero Curates YouTube Into Free Business and Coding Classes
You can learn just about anything from YouTube...if you're willing to dig through millions of videos. Luckily, <a href="http://www.coursehero.com/">Course Hero</a> has done the work for you, offering