edtech

  • Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

    Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late. Today, Dreamit unveiled a list of 25 new health and edtech startups launching from its revamped programs. A full list of those companies provided by Dreamit follows at the end of this… Read More

  • Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project

    Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project

    Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to start an education project within Google Inc., the investor announced today. Miner will be running his mysterious new edtech initiative from Cambridge, Mass. with the bulk of his team in Silicon Valley. GV representatives declined to confirm whether the project would be for-profit or part of a philanthropic… Read More

  • The technology of higher education Crunch Network

    The technology of higher education

    For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the argument goes. Likewise, adaptive learning will improve — or replace — the art of teaching as the right digital content is delivered at the right time to each individual learner. Read More

  • Flipping the office telepresence model Crunch Network

    Flipping the office telepresence model

    What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen? Read More

  • Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups

    Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups

    Coding bootcamps have proliferated in recent years in the U.S. One of them, Fullstack Academy, today announced a commitment to invest in promising startups founded by their alumni. According to Fullstack Academy CEO David Yang, the New York-based startup will invest from its own balance sheet, and seek to fund up to eight companies a year in pre-seed or seed-stage deals. Terms and capital… Read More

  • Scholarships are the new sweepstakes Crunch Network

    Scholarships are the new sweepstakes

    One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown University, which offers just such a degree. But most students need financial aid. And when it comes to financial aid, there are basically two kinds: the kind you pay back and the kind you want. You want… Read More

  • Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion

    Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion

    The venture arm of Naspers Ltd. has invested $60 million in Udemy, an online marketplace for education. For the unfamiliar, Naspers is a Johannesburg-listed tech and media firm that operates robust online classifieds businesses in emerging markets, with a strong presence in India. Udemy CEO Dennis Yang said that after closing a $65 million Series D round of funding in the spring of 2015… Read More

  • Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions

    Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions

    Tynker, a startup that creates apps and curricula that teach kids the basics of coding using games and real-world gadgets, is looking to grow — and has raised $7.1 million in a Series A funding round to do so. Read More

  • Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

    Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

    Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn. Amasia and Omidyar Network co-led the Series B investment in Skillshare joined by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The funding brings the company’s total… Read More

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