Education

Mosyle rides its device management software to the bank, raising $196M

Mosyle, a mobile device management platform for Apple devices, today announced that it raised $196 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners with participation from StepStone Group a

Byju’s founder backs startup in $800 million funding at $22 billion valuation

Byju Raveendran, the co-founder and chief executive of eponymous Indian edtech giant Byju’s, has invested $400 million into the startup, the two said on Friday. His backing is part of a larger $800

Course Hero scoops up Scribbr for subject-specific study help

For an undisclosed price, Course Hero has acquired Scribbr, a proofreading and editing service for academic writing. This is Course Hero’s latest deal in a string of buys – including CliffsNot

Amira Yahyaoui wants Mos to be a ‘radical’ fintech startup

Human rights activist and Mos founder Amira Yahyaoui couldn’t afford to go to college, so when she first launched a platform to connect students to scholarships, the innovation felt full circle. Sin

Dutch edtech Studytube acquires training marketplace Springest and closes $30M Series B

Studytube, a Dutch online learning platform, has acquired Springest, a European training-booking marketplace. Simultaneously it’s closed a $30 million Series B investment round led by Energy Impact

Domestika raises $110M on a $1.3B valuation to expand its learning community for creative types

The creative community has been a ripe target for startups building tools and services to serve their interests and needs as they transition from their traditionally offline practices into a digital p

Singapore-based edtech Cialfo gets $40M led by Square Peg and SEEK

Applying to colleges is one of the hardest parts of high school, especially for students who want to study abroad. Cialfo wants to make the process easier, with a platform that includes school researc

Mentor Collective shakes off its boots to scale student support services

Mentorship is a crucial ingredient to a student’s success. The demand for a platform to make the art of advice more accessible is thus easy for entrepreneurs to identify then pitch, but the serendip

GoStudent raises $340M Series D funding round as it pushes into international markets

Fresh from raising a $244 million Series C (that valued the company at $1.7 billion) back in June, K12 online tutoring marketplace GoStudent has now raised a $340 million Series D round led by new inv

For Course Hero, venture capital was once an unobvious solution

Launched in 2006, education startup Course Hero started its life away from the attention of venture capital. After launching, the company waited eight years to raise a $15 million Series A. Then, afte

Target Global leads $3.5M pre-seed in Nigerian online learning platform Edukoya

For years, offline test preparation centers in Nigeria have provided after-school guidance and tutoring to students who seek to pass entrance examinations. Edtech platforms such as Edukoya have sprung

StudyFree, an international student scholarships and grants platform, raises $3M seed

StudyFree — which connects students with international educational opportunities via a community-driven B2C SaaS model — has raised a $3 million seed investment round led by I2BF Global Ventures,

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

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 students of all ages were

African edtech startup uLesson raises $15M, backed by Nielsen Ventures and Tencent

As many edtech companies benefited from the disruption of the pandemic, attracting wads of cash from investors globally, it did feel like African startups were left out. Well, not anymore: Two-year-ol

Platzi picks up $62 million Series B to re-skill Latin American professionals

When it comes to scaling online communities, Platzi CEO Freddy Vega thinks that edtech can take a few notes from the video game industry. League of Legends, for example, doesn’t require players to c

Apple partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to launch a new coding program

Apple has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to launch a new program that aims to bring coding opportunities to children and teens across the U.S. Using the tech giant’s “Eve

Student media giant Chegg acquires language learning startup Busuu for $436M

Chegg, the NYSE listed student media learning platform is acquiring Busuu, the online language learning startup established in Europe in 2008, for approximately $436 million (€385 million) in an all

The US has an education problem, but is Big Tech really the answer?

The future of STEM education won’t become more equitable by creating a free coding course but by seeing the solutions already before us and acting accordingly.

Gift Guide: 20+ STEM toy gift ideas for aspiring young builders

For this year's STEM toy gift guide we've split out our recommendations by age for easier navigation.

Education startup MindX raises $3.3M to prepare Vietnamese students for tech careers

Vietnam’s digital economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, but the country is facing a growing shortage of IT workers. Many kids want to study coding, but school curriculums are limited,
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