Newsela, the replacement for textbooks, raises $100M and becomes a unicorn

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D roun

Top Hat raises $55M Series D for its higher ed learning platform

Toronto-based Top Hat, a company that makes a number of software tools for teachers in higher education, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series D funding round co-ed by Georgian Partn

Chegg acquires Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind EasyBib, BibMe and Citation Machine

The online textbook service Chegg today announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy SolutionsĀ for $42 million. Imagine Easy is the company behind online bibliography and research tools like EasyBib (

Amazon’s New Kindle Textbook Creator Takes A Different Approach From iBooks Author

Amazon has a new tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing authors, via a new KDP EDU wing of the same aimed at educators and academic institutions. It’s called the Kindle Textbook Creator, and it l

Amazon Snaps Up Online Math Instruction Company TenMarks To Help It Make Education Apps

Amazon has announced plans to snap up online education company TenMarks. The company offers an online math curriculum currently, and Amazon VP of Kindle Dave Limp says that together, “AmazonĀ an

Textbook Rental Market Heats Up: BookRenter Raises $6M Series A

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