Byju’s to cut as many as 5,000 more jobs amid business restructuring

Byju’s plans to cut as many as 5,000 jobs in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said, as the Indian edtech giant looks to pare down costs amid a broader restructuring of its bus

AI startup Gizmo raises $3.5M by using gamified quizzes and flashcards to make learning fun

Gizmo, a generative AI learning startup that uses gamified quizzes to engage learners, raised $3.5 million in seed funding.

Former Meta AI VP debuts Sizzle, an AI-powered learning app and chatbot

Founded by the former vice president of AI at Meta, Jerome Pesenti, Sizzle is a free AI-powered learning app that generates step-by-step answers to math equations and word problems. The company recent

Why Shaquille O’Neal led edtech startup Edsoma’s $2.5M seed round

Edsoma, which offers an AI-powered reading, education and communication platform for children, raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by Shaquille O'Neal.

Outschool launches an AI-powered tool to help teachers write progress reports

Outschool, the online learning platform that offers kid-friendly academic and interest-based classes, announced today the launch of its AI Teaching Assistant, a tool for tutors to generate progress re

Pitch Deck Teardown: Tomorrow University’s $10M Series A deck

Decks for education-based startups are pretty rare. Here's how Tomorrow University landed that $10 million.

AI reading coach startup Ello raises $15M to bolster child literacy

Ello aims to eradicate childhood illiteracy by leveraging artificial intelligence and child speech recognition technology. The startup announced today that it secured $15 million in Series A financing

Duolingo confirms its app will soon include both math and music lessons

Language learning app maker Duolingo this morning officially confirmed the coming launch of its latest product, Duolingo Music. TechCrunch had previously reported the company was hiring for music expe

Byju’s is restructuring businesses

Three senior executives are leaving Byju’s as part of a restructuring at the edtech group, the Indian startup said Tuesday. Mukut Deepak, who led the classes 4-10 business; Himanshu Bajaj, head

Back to school: The best apps for students

Summer is coming to an end, which means students will (hopefully) be in air-conditioned classrooms and away from this unrelenting heat wave. It also means that they’re probably on the hunt for m

Duolingo spotted developing a music learning app

Work on Duolingo’s next big app, Duolingo Music, is well on its way, according to new findings. Recent development efforts indicate the company’s upcoming app will focus on piano, drums, a

GoStudent adds another $95M to its war chest to go after VR and AI-enhanced tutoring

GoStudent — the late-stage tutor marketplace that has raised $686.3 million so far — has now raised another $95 million in what it calls a strategic fundraise from Deutsche Bank and other inve

Prosus slams Byju’s after quitting board, says India’s top startup ‘regularly disregarded advice’

Prosus, one of the largest investors in Byju’s, expressed its disappointment in the edtech giant’s reporting and governance practices on Tuesday, a month after all the key investors quit t

It’s been a bumpy 6 months for edtech — are smoother roads ahead?

Edtech continued to stutter, not just due to unexpectedly negative results, but also by merely acknowledging the risks of generative AI.

Preply, the language app known for its live tutors, closes out Series C at $120M and doubles down on AI

Language learning platform Preply made a name for itself for connecting students with a selection of some 35,000 tutors and group classes across some 50 languages. Now it’s looking to the future

India tax officials search edtech UpGrad offices

Officials from India’s GST tax department are searching the offices of UpGrad, an edtech unicorn that counts Temasek, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and World Bank’s International Finance

Gamified e-learning platform Kahoot gets $1.7B acquisition offer from Goldman Sachs, Lego and more

Big moves ahead for Kahoot, the Oslo startup that’s built a popular platform for users to create, share and play education-focused “games”, played by billions of students and adults

Prosus slashes edtech giant Byju’s valuation to $5.1 billion

Prosus, the largest non-founder shareholder in Byju’s, has drastically slashed the worth of its stake in the edtech giant, implying a starkly diminished valuation of $5.1 billion to the Indian s

India ordered an investigation into Byju’s days before auditor and board members resigned, report says

India’s corporate affairs ministry ordered an investigation into edtech startup Byju’s last week, television news channel CNBC-TV18 reported Friday, further complicating matters at the mos

Edtech giant Byju’s launches transformer models in AI push

Byju’s unveiled three transformer models on Wednesday intended to enhance the quality of its services and streamline learning and personalization experience for its students as the edtech giant
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