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US: Text-message learning platform raises $1.9m in seed funding

Arist, a text-message learning platform, has raised $1.9m from Acadian Ventures, Global Founders Capital and ...
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UK: Competition watchdog could block YPO’s £50m takeover of Findel

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation’s anticipated purchase ...
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India: NoPaperForms acquires schools application platform

Info Edge-backed NoPaperForms, which operates an enrolment automation platform, has acquired schools-focused admission firm Intelliadmissions ...
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Dubai-based buyout group joins New York ed tech’s Series C

Dubai-based Amanat Holdings, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s largest education and healthcare investment company, has made ...
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Finnish media giant buys Spanish K12 content provider for €465m

Helsinki-based media company Sanoma is acquiring Santillana Spain, a provider of K12 learning materials, from ...
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UK: Pre-school ed tech buys Curious World, as appetite for deals deepens

London-based pre-school educational platform Hopster has acquired Curious World, which provides the Curious George-branded learning ...
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Rosetta Stone acquired by Veritas Capital-owned Cambium Learning

Cambium Learning Group, a provider of digital education solutions and professional learning services, and a ...
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Exclusive: Levine Leichtman exploring €80m early exit of edutainment provider

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) is selling a Dutch education firm it acquired just two ...
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US: Venture capitalists pour $2.3m into Fiveable

Ed tech platform Fiveable has secured $2.3 million in funding led by BBG Ventures, with ...
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Brighteye Ventures raises $46m for European ed tech bets

Ed tech venture capital fund Brighteye Ventures has announced the €46 million first close of ...
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Skillsoft and Global Knowledge acquired in $1.5bn reverse merger

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is acquiring recently bankrupted ed tech Skillsoft and IT ...
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Back to the future: Rajay Naik returns to online education with next-gen OPM

A company founded by a former Study Group executive has won a contract from London ...
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Exclusive: Coursera preparing for $3bn US listing within 12 months

Coursera aims to list its shares publicly within 12 months at a valuation of $3 ...
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Norwegian ed tech raises hundreds of millions from tech bull SoftBank

Educational gaming start-up Kahoot! has completed a private placement to a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, ...
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Chinese ed tech nets $100m from Tencent, Carlyle Group and others

Online education platform Huohua Siwei has raised $100 million in a Series E2 round led ...
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US: Test-prep provider buys online assessment platform

USATestprep, backed by Serent Capital, has acquired Education Galaxy, an online assessment and intervention platform ...
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UK: Discontent over Pearson succession deepens as shareholders take aim at chair – report

Prominent shareholders in Pearson are moving to oust chair Sidney Taurel amid discontent over the ...
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US: Artificial intelligence-powered Wikipedia competitor raises $14.5m

Golden, a San Francisco start-up that aims to map all human knowledge, has raised $14.5 ...
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US venture capital fund acquires British education IT firm

Venture capital house Strive Capital has acquired a majority stake in education-specialist Apple reseller Academia, ...
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Spain: Ed tech start-up Lingokids lands $10m in funding

Early learning skills platform Lingokids has raised $10 million in a Series B round led ...
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US: Virtual high school secures $2.7m in seed funding

Sora, a virtual high school, has closed a $2.7 million seed funding round led by ...
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US: Liaison International acquires higher education CRM firm

Higher education admissions and enrolment company Liaison International has acquired customer relationship management company TargetX. ...
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US: Language-learning tool secures $3m in seed round

Online language learning tool Toucan has raised $3 million in seed funding led by GSV ...
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US: Empowerly raises $1.6m and launches college application tool

Empowerly, an ed tech start-up that helps students applying for college, has raised $1.6 million ...
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Canada: Ed tech’s founder injects $1m after previous project flopped

Vancouver-based Course Studio, a new online education start-up, has raised $1 million, led by ed ...
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Altitude Learning acquires itslearning’s US business

Altitude Learning, a San Francisco-based developer of educational software (formerly known as AltSchool), has acquired ...
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Exclusive: Private equity-backed trade buyer closes in on iSAMS

A private equity-owned school software supplier is close to signing a deal to acquire iSAMS, ...
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China: Ed tech firm Zhangmen raises $400m

Shanghai-based education company Zhangmen has raised $400 million in a funding round from investors including ...
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THE forges deal with Canadian ed tech unicorn ApplyBoard

Times Higher Education (THE), a data provider to universities, has forged a partnership with ApplyBoard, ...
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South Africa: Ed tech start-up receives $7m investment

Global venture capital fund GSV Ventures has invested $7 million in South Africa ed tech ...
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China’s iHuman to IPO as scrutiny of US-listed Chinese firms intensifies

Chinese edutainment provider iHuman intends to raise $100 million in an initial public offering, a ...
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MDBriefcase acquires OncologyEducation

Toronto-based MDBriefcase Group, which provides online continuing medical education and professional development for healthcare providers, ...
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Exclusive: Private equity bidders pour cold water on price expectations for Capita ESS

Price expectations for a sale of Capita’s Education Software Solutions (ESS) unit have softened significantly ...
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US: Income-share agreement company raises $1.25m

MentorWorks Education Capital, which offers income-share agreements and career development to college students, has raised ...
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US: Outschool raises $45m Series B funding

Outschool a San Francisco-based marketplace of live online classes has blogged that it has raised ...
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Australia: Online tutoring provider eyes IPO amid surging demand for distance learning

Australian online tutoring provider Cluey Learning is weighing an initial public offering on its domestic ...
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US: Online memory improvement start-up secures $30m

SketchyMedical, an online education company that teaches complex concepts through visual memory techniques, has received ...
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US: Digital student yearbook start-up announces $1m seed funding

Hags, a start-up launched in the summer which has enabled tens of thousands of high ...
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US: Galaxy Next Generation to acquire Classroom Technology Solutions

Toccoa, Georgia-based Galaxy Next Generation, an interactive learning technology company, says it will acquire of ...
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Australia: Learning Technologies Group acquires eCreators

Workplace learning and talent company Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is acquiring eCreators for an initial ...
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Inspired Education to launch online school as route to new markets

Inspired Education, the premium private school operator, is launching an online school, as it moves ...
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UK: Boxlight acquires Sahara Presentation Systems

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, ...
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US: The Lind Partners invests $22m in Boxlight

Lind Global Macro Fund, LP, an investment fund managed by The Lind Partners, a New ...
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India: Investors rain record $1.5bn onto ed techs in first three quarters

Investment in India’s ed tech market has increased almost fourfold to $1.5 billion in the ...
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Blackboard founder and early investors in Zoom launch education bolt-on

The founder of Blackboard, the virtual learning management system, has launched ClassEDU, which is designed ...
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India: World’s largest ed tech Byju’s sees valuation jump $300m in under two weeks

Byju’s, the world’s biggest private ed tech, has seen its valuation jump by $300 million ...
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US: College students home help firm secures $18m

Papa, which pairs older adults and families with college students for companionship and assistance with ...
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Exclusive: CBPE Capital enters exclusivity for stake in newly merged school MIS provider

CBPE Capital has commenced exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in a company formed ...
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India: Byju’s buys virtual simulation platform as it continues buying spree

Indian ed tech giant Byju’s has acquired LabInApp, a virtual simulation platform used by more ...
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Canada: ApplyBoard secures $55m in funding extension round

Online international student recruitment platform ApplyBoard has raised $55 million in a Series C extension ...
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Norway: Kahoot steps into corporate training with acquisition of Denmark’s Actimo

Kahoot, a Norwegian e-learning platform valued at more than $2 billion, has acquired Danish start-up ...
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Canada: Edsby K12 digital learning platform completes $5.3m Series A

Edsby, a digital learning and data platform for K12 education, has completed a C$5.3 million ...
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GSV Ventures gives global online high school Valenture Institute a $7m investment boost

Global venture capital fund GSV Ventures has announced a $7 million investment into Valenture Institute, ...
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US: Private equity-backed Carnegie Learning bolsters offering with $15m acquisition

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Learning, which provides educational materials for maths and computer science, has bought Scientific ...
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US: Higher education technology services company HelioCampus buys ABC Insights

HelioCampus, owned by Pamlico Capital, a technology services company that helps higher education institutions, has ...
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China Online Education reports profit

China Online Education Group, the online and mobile education platforms that enable students to access ...
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US: Wiley announces first-quarter profit

Global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has reported net income of $16.3 million for ...
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Chinese edutainment firm eyes $100m New York flotation as US regulatory pressure mounts

Chinese edutainment provider iHuman is seeking to raise $100 million via New York’s stock exchange, ...
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UK: Key Capital Partners pumps £4.2m into educational virtual-reality company

Key Capital Partners has backed Avantis Systems, an educational virtual-reality start-up, with a £4.25 million ...
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India: Byju’s secures an additional $500m at $10.8bn valuation

Indian ed tech 'decacorn' Byju’s has raised $500 million in an ongoing Series F from ...
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UK: Private equity-backed Juniper Education continues roll-up, acquiring FS4S

Private equity-backed school software and services provider Juniper Education has acquired FS4S, which provides schools, ...
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UK: Digital education platform Sandbox buys Teachit

Sandbox, an operating platform for digital educational products and services, has acquired teacher resource provider ...
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Ireland: Private equity-owned LRN Corporation snaps up compliance and online learning firm

Ethics and compliance education and technology company LRN Corporation, backed by US buyout house Leeds ...
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India: WhiteHat Jr comes under fire from customers over ‘intolerable’ and ‘aggressive’ sales strategy

WhiteHat Jr, the Indian coding start-up acquired just weeks ago by the world’s largest privately ...
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US: Owl Ventures raises $585m war chest to bankroll global ed tech expansion

Owl Ventures, the venture capital firm that has backed ed tech unicorns Byju’s and Quizlet, ...
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India: Newly acquired WhiteHat Jr to hire thousands of female teachers as Covid-19 boosts demand

Online coding tuition provider WhiteHat Jr wants to hire an additional 13,000 teachers by the ...
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Australasia: Pacific Equity Partners closes in on $600m acquisition of school supplier

Australian private equity fund Pacific Equity Partners is set to buy schools and childcare centre ...
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UK: Pearson braces for clash with shareholders over new chief executive’s pay package

Pearson’s succession planning risks being thrown into disarray by a flare-up between investors and the ...
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Germany: Buyout house Levine Leichtman bolsters European portfolio with takeover of online-learning platform

Squla, a portfolio company of private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), has acquired ...
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India mints new ed tech unicorn as Unacademy’s valuation triples to $1.45bn

Indian ed tech platform Unacademy has raised $150 million in a round led by Japan’s ...
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China: GSX Techedu confirms US fraud investigation in delayed second-quarter earnings report

GSX Techedu, a New York-listed, China-based online tuition provider worth nearly $23 billion, has disclosed ...
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France: Klassroom raises $3m to expand overseas

Klassroom, a Paris-based company that aids parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, ...
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India: Eruditus raises $113m

Mumbai-based education company Eruditus has raised $113 million in a Series D funding round co-led ...
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US: Course Hero raises $70m

Course Hero has raised  $70 million in a Series B extension round. The round now ...
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China’s Yuanfudao set to become second ed tech ‘decacorn’ as valuation doubles to $13bn

Yuanfudao is reported to be raising $1.2 billion in a fresh funding round that would ...
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China: RYB Education reports losses and revenue slump

Early childhood education service provider, RYB Education, reported a second-quarter 2020 net loss of $12.8 ...
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NorthAmerica: Top Hat acquires US higher ed publisher

Top Hat, a higher education learning platform based in Toronto, has acquired Minneapolis, Minnesota-headquartered Bluedoor, ...
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US: Anthology appoints three new independent board members

Higher education software provider Anthology has appointed three new independent members. Boca Raton, Florida-based Anthology, ...
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US: Juni Learning raises $10.5m in Series A

Juni Learning, a digital education platform offering live online instructors, has announced it closed $10.5 ...
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China: Private equity pioneer KKR leads $150m funding round in online-learning platform

Chinese online K12 mathematics and science platform Huohua Siwei has secured $150 million in a ...
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China Distance Education reports reduced income

China Distance Education Holdings, a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and ...
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Views from the top: Study Group-owned Insendi triples user numbers as online becomes ‘core part’ of HE, says CEO

This article is a part of a new series in which this publication extracts insights ...
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China: Online English-learning platform secures $120m

Online children’s English learning platform Palfish – known as Banyu in China – has raised ...
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India: LEAD School receives $28m in funding round

Mumbai-based ed tech start-up LEAD School has secured $28 million in a Series C funding ...
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Investment in India’s ed tech market hits fresh highs amid online learning bonanza

India’s ed tech market has seen a record level of investment activity this year amid ...
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Pearson replaces Fallon with former Disney executive on multimillion-dollar pay package

Pearson has appointed former Walt Disney International president and chair Andy Bird as its new ...
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US: Nautic Partners forms education-focused facility services company

Middle-market private equity firm Nautic Partners has formed HES Facilities in partnership with management to ...
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China: OneSmart declares third-quarter loss

Shanghai-based after-school K12 education services provider OneSmart International Education Group has reported a net loss ...
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Denmark: Virtual science simulation provider raises $9m

Labster, a provider of virtual lab simulations, has raised $9 million in a funding round ...
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US: Violin-teaching app raises $3.5m

Trala, a Chicago-based violin teaching app, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in a ...
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US: Boxlight reports loss

Boxlight Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed provider of technology solutions to education companies, has reported a second-quarter ...
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US: Losses up and revenue down at Scientific Learning Corporation

Scientific Learning Corporation a software-as-a-service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, has announced a second-quarter ...
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US: Universal Technical Institute reports quarterly loss

Universal Technical Institute, (UTI) a private for-profit system of technical colleges throughout the US has ...
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China: Tarena International reports first-half loss

Beijing-based professional education services company Tarena International has reported a net loss of ¥612.6 million ...
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US: General Assembly appoints chief executive to succeed founder

Education company General Assembly has appointed Lisa Lewin (pictured) to succeed co-founder and chief executive ...
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US: Student pairing platform raises $2m

GoPeer, an educational technology company that pairs vetted college students with K12 pupils for virtual ...
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US: Quizlet announces top-level appointments

San Francisco-based global learning platform Quizlet has appointed Shannon Brayton to its board of directors ...
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US: Zovio announces profit

Post-secondary education services provider Zovio has reported second-quarter 2019 net income of $5.1 million, compared ...
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China: Youdao reports increased losses

Online ed tech learning company Youdao has reported a second-quarter 2020 net loss of ¥257.8 ...
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US: K12 Inc reports annual profit

K12 Inc, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to ...
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