Essential reading for education companies worldwide
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksEI article
City & Guilds invests in adaptive learning platform

City & Guilds has acquired a stake in online training company Filtered – the first investment from its New Venture Fund to support early stage businesses. 

The Filtered platform personalises learning using adaptive technology. By asking questions at the outset, its algorithms "filter out anything a user doesn't need or already knows", it says.

This saves learners time and boosts productivity.

The firm offers courses in business skills such as communication, leadership and project management. Companies can also create their own content; clients currently include EE, New Look and Groupon.

City & Guilds’ £2.5 million New Venture Fund was launched in September 2015 and invests in post-revenue companies in the education and training sector.

Director John Yates said: “For us, this partnership isn’t only about providing Filtered with funding. It’s about working together to give them the best possible chance of success.

“We’re really excited to start working with the team at Filtered and helping their business grow even more in the future.”


Posted on: 03/03/2016




Latest news

22/03/2019
China Online Education Group has announced a loss of ¥416.7 million (£47 million) for 2018, revenue up 35%, and and the appointment of a new brand spokesperson.
22/03/2019
Rise Education Cayman has announced 2018 net income of ¥142.4 million (£16 million), compared to a net loss of ¥53.6 million reported for 2017.
22/03/2019
Schools supply company School Specialty has announced a net loss of $38.7 million for 2018, compared to net income of $6.8 million reported in 2017.
22/03/2019
Postsecondary education services provider Bridgepoint Education has announced net income of $4.6 million for 2018, down from $9.1 million reported for 2017.
20/03/2019
American Public Education has announced net income of $25.6 million for 2018, up from $21.1 million reported in 2017.
15/03/2019
Emerald Group, a learning and research resource provider, has snapped up UK-based skills training provider Mind Tools, which in February this publication exclusively reported was pursuing a sale.
15/03/2019
Apse Capital, a London-based private equity firm, has purchased digital learning and development group Kallidus from FPE Capital, crystallising a transaction broken by EducationInvestor Global last October.
15/03/2019
Bridgepoint, the private equity owner of English-language training firm Cambridge Education, has appointed Baird and Moelis as joint advisors to explore a carve-out of CATS Education, its university prep college.
12/03/2019
China Gingko Education Group Company has listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, raising gross proceeds of HK$180 million (£17.5 million).
12/03/2019
AllRight.io, an e-learning start-up with Ukrainian and Russian roots, has secured $1.5 million in a funding round led by Buran Venture Capital.



Global | Low-cost international schools

Recently published guidance from the European Parliament calling on member states to prevent aid funding from being spent on commercial educational initiatives could carry consequences for one low-cost private school chain in particular, writes Josh O'Neill
Read more...


my images


Global | Education services

Google's services for education, most of which are free of charge, have grown exponentially over recent years, yet headteachers ignore them at their peril, Liz Sproat, the group's regional education head, tells Josh O'Neill
Read more...