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The casualties of China’s education crackdown

Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China’s edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the beginning of the next. In a series of sweeping regulations, the central government has taken a wrecking ball to…

10:27 am PDT • September 22, 2021
The casualties of China’s education crackdown

Edtech investors are increasingly going global, but regulatory crackdowns in China, which instructed K-12 tutoring startups to go nonprofit, have led to a chill among check-writers in the country.

Edtech’s venture-backed globalization pauses at China

From Extra Crunch Apologies – yesterday’s daily got stuck on a plane from LAX and never sent out. This is your combined Tuesday + Wednesday editions. New Experiment: The Bold…

New experiments with transcripts, plus game streaming and social platforms

The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects English teachers with an audience of students spanning China and 35 other countries for live…

China’s VIPKID, which links English tutors with online learners, raises $500M at $3B+ valuation

Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now.  The reason: China-based online education companies…

China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

After five years as an education entrepreneur I’ve learned, perhaps to the chagrin of my gold-seeking peers, that success will come only from those who remain harder working than the…

An insider’s take on the future of coding bootcamps

VIPKID, an online English teaching tool, announced today that it has raised $200 million in financing. That financing round values the company at $1.5 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg.…

English teaching service VIPKID raises $200M and reportedly hits a $1.5B valuation

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden…

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

As interest and investment continue to pour into the online education market, startups building platforms with a lot of traction are reaping the rewards. In the latest development, a company out of…

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English