Chinese Edtech Companies Raise Over $450M in Q1 2015

RISING DRAGON: Five of the six largest edtech financing deals in Q1 2015 went to Chinese companies, according to market research firm, Ambient Insight (PDF). (One notable absence on this list: Social Finance, which raised $200 million.) Most of the Chinese deals went to online platforms offering mobile and self-paced learning solutions, aimed primarily at the consumer market. "In the first quarter of 2015, $451.7 million went to learning technology companies operating in China; this was 40% of the total investment that went to companies around the globe."

Source: Ambient Insight

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