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Edtech Boom Boosted by Experiences in Lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown opens new paths for online educationThe edtech field may see its growth accelerating even faster because of pandemicThe world of...

E-Learning Platforms a Bright Spot Amid COVID-19’s Economic Quake

Online learning platforms such as Skillshare and Altversity are trying to grab market share as stay-at-home orders lift demand for their programs.Investments...

Big Brother in the Classroom? NY School District Adopts Facial-Recognition Technology,...

The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a...

Female-Led Unicorn Mobilizes Private Sector to Offer Education As a Work...

It’s a scary time for American workers. To climb the socioeconomic ladder and receive that prestigious degree, you might face crippling student...

China Sees Surge of Edtech Investments With Focus on Artificial Intelligence

China’s push to become a world tech power, which has paid off with advances in telecommunications, batteries and robots, is yielding further...

Duke University Group Takes Investing Outside of the Classroom with Student-Led...

This piece is brought to you in partnership with Duke Impact Investing Group. In 2017, two Duke University students...

New Study Aims to Help Investors Decide Which Edtech Tools Have...

Far too often in the U.S., a person’s zip code determines their destiny. Children who grow up in poverty are likely to...

The Fight for Truth: Why Education Crisis Is a Bigger Threat...

At this point in American political history, many of us have become inured to misinformation and proliferation of fake news.

Federal Monopoly in Student Debt Holds Back Private Investors

The U.S. government’s monopoly on student loans may be one reason why startups innovating in the space haven’t seen a higher level...

Immersive Learning Technology Gains Traction with IBM’s AI Mandarin Projects

If you want to learn Mandarin, living in Beijing would be ideal.  The next best thing? A virtual reality...

S. Korea’s Riiid Snags $18 Million: Asian Edutech’s AI Boom

South Korean edutech startup Riiid said it has secured $18 million in Series C funding, tapping into Asian countries’ demand for robotic tutors that...

Finimize App Seeks to Build Community Among Newsletter Readers

Finimize, a newsletter offering financial advice for millennials, has launched a new app on Thursday, making a shift from a financial content...

India’s Most Valuable EduTech Startup Raises $150M, Looks to Expand Internationally

Byju’s, which has been called India’s first edutech unicorn, continues its fundraising spree with a $150 million investment led by Qatar’s sovereign...

GRE-Provider ETS Continues Tip Toe into EduTech Investments

Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest educational testing non-profit, dipped further into educational technology with its $2 million investment in an...

Landed, After Latest Funding, Looks to Expand Teacher Down Payment Program...

Many teachers around the country struggle to purchase a home. In wealthy districts where educators face expensive real estate options, the problems...

The Power of Toddlers: Why Streaming Giants Need to Take Kids’...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Netflix has made only four acquisitions in...

360Learning Raises $41 Million to Support Expansion in the UK, U.S.

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. 360Learning, an e-learning training platform for business, raised $41 million in a Series...

Viacom’s Nickelodeon Acquires Sparkler in Pivot Toward Education

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Viacom’s Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, an early-childhood learning platform that measures children’s...

WndrCo Ventures Into Ed-Tech with Tinkergarten Investment

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Tinkergarten, a nationwide ed-tech learning program for children through age 8,...
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