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Investors are preparing for a time of going heads down, helping their portfolio companies that want to prioritize growth instead of raising more capital, and rethinking their metrics of success.

7 investors discuss why edtech startups must go back to basics to survive

Edtech is facing a reality check in the form of discipline. Investors explained that while the whole startup ecosystem is slower this year, edtech hasn’t escaped that trend.

Edtech isn’t special anymore, and that’s a good thing

Online education continues to get a lot of attention in the wake of COVID-19 and the shift it brought to how people can learn. And to underscore that fact, Go1…

Go1 nabs $100M at a $2B+ valuation to upgrade its curated enterprise learning platform

U.K. edtech startup Erase All Kittens — an online game that teaches kids, especially young girls, coding skills — has signed a distribution deal with Tesco, one of the U.K.’s…

Erase All Kittens, an online game that teaches girls to code, signs distribution deal with Tesco

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new chapter for virtual learning, giving a boost of attention to existing tools and spurring the creation of new services and use cases as…

UK’s Atom Learning picks up $25M from SoftBank for an AI-based online learning platform aimed at elementary school-aged students

Jordan-based online learning platform Abwaab has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round (following a $5 million seed round in March of this year), making it one of…

Abwaab raises $20M Series A led by BECO Capital to expand across MENA and Pakistan

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Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in…

Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M

Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I’d rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling…

Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot…

This Week in Apps: Apple bans party app, China loses 39K iOS games, TikTok births a ‘Ratatousical’

November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian-focused payment ventures. That is…

Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC

Big money continues to flow in India’s growing education market. Bangalore-based Unacademy, which operates an online learning platform to help millions prepare for competitive exams in India, has raised $50…

India’s Unacademy raises $50 million to grow its online learning platform

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India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google

The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazon is closing in on Walmart-owned Flipkart’s lead on the e-commerce space. Uber is fighting with Ola for the tentpole position of the…

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India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google

London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discussing the product with…

pi-top’s latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture

Ne-Yo made his first investment in the coding academy Holberton School about a year ago. This month, he visited the campus for its grand opening and spoke to TechCrunch about…

Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time

The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a “Netflix for books,” have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm.…

Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age