The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education
While both LinkedIn and Y Combinator are still going strong, a new crop of companies are looking to fill the gap via structured online experiences that combine training and connections.
Why Sabre is betting against multi-cloud
In January, Sabre, the travel technology company that probably managed at least some aspects of your last flight and hotel bookings, announced a 10-year partnership with Google Cloud that would see it
UK’s MarketFinance scores $383M to fuel its online loans platform for SMBs
Small and medium businesses regularly face cashflow problems. But if that’s an already inconvenient predicament, it has been exacerbated to the breaking point for too many during the COVID-19 pa
Workera.ai, a precision upskilling platform, taps $16M to close enterprise skills gap
Finding the right learning platform can be difficult, especially as companies look to upskill and reskill their talent to meet demand.
Engageli nabs $33M more for its collaborative video-based teaching platform
As schools move more widely into reopening their doors for in-person learning, many educational institutions have also learned a critical lesson in the last year. Having better tools to teach remotely
Nonobvious acquisitions are on my 2021 bingo board
At the end of 2020, I argued that edtech needs to think bigger in order to stay relevant after the pandemic. I urged founders to think less about how to bundle and unbundle lecture experience, and mor
Coursera prices IPO at top end of its range in boon to edtech valuations
Coursera, an edtech unicorn, will begin its life today as a public company after pricing its IPO at $33 per share yesterday evening. Using a simple share count, the company’s valuation comes to
Coursera set to roughly double its private valuation in impending IPO
At its most generous share count and highest projected price, Coursera's valuation could reach $5.56 billion.
Extra Crunch roundup: Coupang and Roblox debut, driving GPT-3 adoption, startup how-tos, more
Our growing library of how-to stories are aimed squarely at early-stage founders and workers trying to solve long-term problems.
Can you beat Google with Google’s brains?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th
5 takeaways from the Coursera IPO filing
Coursera’s S-1 dropped last Friday, giving us a glimpse of the financial impact that COVID-19 had on a large edtech company. We worked through the numbers on the day the filing happened, but here ar
Equity Monday: More money for fintech, Deliveroo’s IPO and AI startups
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri
A first look at Coursera’s S-1 filing
After TechCrunch broke the news yesterday that Coursera was planning to file its S-1 today, the edtech company officially dropped the document Friday evening. Coursera was last valued at $2.4 billion
Coursera is planning to file to go public tomorrow
Coursera, an online education platform that has seen its business grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, is planning to file paperwork tomorrow for its initial public offering, sources familiar with the
Udemy’s new president discusses the reskilling company’s future
Udemy, which launched more than a decade ago, has sold courses to 50 million students through its digital learning platform. But new president Greg Brown sees “exponential growth” opportunities in
Career Karma raises $10M to connect students to coding bootcamps
As edtech churns out more and more MasterClass copycats and coding bootcamps, it’s becoming glaringly obvious that students need better ways to navigate the crowded world of online learning. Career
Will edtech empower or erase the need for higher education?
The coronavirus has erased a large chunk of college’s value proposition: the on-campus experience. Campuses are closed, sports have been paused and, understandably, students don’t want to pay the
Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely
Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily desi
Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’
Working at the intersection of biology and computing may be the most exciting new spot for technologists at the moment. That’s the word from Daphne Koller, the founder and chief executive office
Coursera and Insitro founder Daphne Koller is coming to Disrupt 2020
Years after Daphne Koller left academia to pursue its reinvention with Coursera, circumstances have conspired to return her to a passion left by the wayside. Big data, machine learning and biology are