edtech

Indian edtech giant Byju’s changes sales strategy in key revamp

Byju’s has made a key change in its sales strategy, moving away from a business practice that attracted the edtech giant criticism over the years. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, India’s most

Career Karma’s latest layoff underscores edtech’s new challenge

Learning navigation platform Career Karma has laid off another 22 people across its global and domestic workforce, less than five months after it cut 60 staff members, according to sources. CEO and co

Indian edtech Unacademy cuts upskilling service to double down on tests product and LinkedIn rival

Unacademy said on Tuesday that Relevel, its upskilling product, is shifting focus to its tests product and the newly launched LinkedIn-rival NextLevel, the latest in a series of changes from the India

Zeraki, a Kenyan edtech providing digital solutions for school admin, raises $1.8M

Zeraki, a Kenyan edtech that has built digital learning and school data analytics platforms, has raised $1.8 million seed funding in a round led by Acumen Fund, for product catalog growth and regional

India’s Uolo raises $22.5M to bring edtech to the masses

Uolo, an Indian edtech platform that works with private K-12 schools to offer online learning programs to middle and low-income families, has raised $22.5 million in a funding round led by UAE-headqua

GoStudent uses its warchest to acquire large network of traditional tutoring centres in Europe

GoStudent — the Austria-based late-stage tutor marketplace that has raised $686.3 million (and attained a €3 billion valuation) to date — has acquired Germany-based Studienkreis, a traditional t

Edtech Saasguru wants to fix the cloud talent shortage at scale

Cloud tech companies are facing a significant cloud skills shortage, making it hard to hire people and difficult to make sure their current workforce’s skills are up to date. Australia- and U.S.-bas

Amazon to shut down its online learning platform in India

Amazon will be shutting down Amazon Academy, an online learning platform it launched in India for high school students last year, the company said Thursday. The retailer says it will wind down the edt

Indian edtech Unacademy cuts 10% of jobs

Unacademy has eliminated 10% of its workforce, or about 350 roles, in its second round of layoffs this year as the Indian edtech warns of harsh economic conditions. In an email to employees on Monday,

5Mins makes your employees better, a few minutes at a time

If you’ve ever had to sit through corporate training videos while you feel your will to live slowly ebb out of every pore of your body, a new startup has some good news for you. Describing itsel

Byju’s eyes $1 billion IPO for physical tutor chain Aakash

Indian edtech giant Byju’s is engaging with bankers to put together a plan for the initial public offering of its physical tutor chain unit Aakash, which it acquired last year, a source familiar

FTC schools edtech giant Chegg over ‘careless’ cybersecurity practices

The Federal Trade Commission has accused U.S. education technology giant Chegg of “careless” cybersecurity practices that led to the exposure of sensitive information about tens of millions of its

Duolingo’s owl will now shout fractions at you

Duolingo is launching its math app to the public months after a beta version joined the app store. The math app, named Duolingo Math, is the first subject expansion that Duolingo has made beyond its o

Sequoia India eyes $50 million investment in K12 despite market slump

Sequoia India is in advanced stages of deliberations to invest over $50 million in K12 Techno Services, a startup that offers a range of services to education institutions and also runs its own chain

DigestAI’s 19-year-old founder wants to make education addictive

When Quddus Pativada was 14, he wished that he had an app that could summarize his textbooks for him. Just five years later, Pativada has been there and done that — earlier this year, he launche

Revyze is building the TikTok of educational videos

Meet Revyze, a French startup that is developing a mobile app for iOS and Android at the intersection of education and social. In many ways, Revyze looks just like TikTok — but it is focused spe

Indian edtech giant Byju’s raises $250 million in fresh funding

Byju’s said Monday it has raised $250 million in new funding from existing backers as the Indian edtech giant looks to navigate the market downturn that has forced the firm to postpone its initial p

Vedantu acquires majority stake in Deeksha for $40 million in offline push

Indian edtech Vedantu has acquired a majority stake in education chain Deeksha for $40 million, the latest in local online learning platforms’ growing attempts at tapping opportunities in the offlin

Indian edtech giant Byju’s cuts 2,500 jobs

Indian edtech giant Byju’s said on Wednesday it will eliminate 5% of its workforce, or about 2,500 roles, across multiple departments and is cutting its marketing budgets as it looks to improve

Edtech’s honeymoon might be over, but expect a second boom

Learning is something we all do from our earliest days to our final years, and the breadth of edtech is beginning to reflect this truth, and so is the startup and investment landscape.
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