Ellevation, iCreate to Educate, Zulama Announce Funding at LearnLaunch...


Ellevation, iCreate to Educate, Zulama Announce Funding at LearnLaunch Conference

Feb 4, 2013

A FUNDING TRIFORCE: A trio of funding announcements from the LearnLaunch conference in Boston on those first days in February:

Boston-based Ellevation scored $1.5 million from Eileen Rudden (LearnLaunch co-founder), Rick Burnes, Josh Tolkoff, Adam Miller and NewSchools Venture Fund's Seed Fund. The company offers a suite of tools specially focused on helping teachers of English language learners create learning plans, capture student data, and more. Founded fifteen months ago, Ellevation already boasts 120 district customers across 14 states.

iCreate to Educate, also based in Boston, announced a "strategic investment" from Kaplan Early Learning Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2010, the company is best known for its stop-motion video tool that allows K-12 students a way to build, express, and share ideas.

Pittsburgh-based Zulama announced a $200K seed funding round from individuals including Amit Shah, Jodi Navta, and Tom Barber $250K round from a private individual. The company, founded in 2009, offers a platform for high school students to explore non-traditional online elective courses for like video game design and technical writing.

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