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SPARK Schools Raises $4M to Grow Blended Learning Across South Africa
SPARK SCHOOLS, which operates a network of primary schools in South Africa, has raised $9 million in a Series B round led by Omidyar Network. Founded in 2012, the company aims to grow from eight to 20 schools, serving 20,000 students, by 2019. SPARK uses a blended learning approach that uses programs such as ST Math and Reading Eggs...
Mobile Learning Startup, Aceable Raises $4M to Expand Beyond Driver's Ed
ACEABLE, which offers a mobile app for driver’s ed courses, has raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Silverton Partners and Floodgate Ventures. The Austin, Texas-based startup, which claims more than 35 percent market share for online driver’s ed courses in Texas and California, has now raised $8...
School Web Filtering Startup, Securly Secures $4M in Series A Funding
DOLLARS SECURED: Securly, which offers web filtering services for schools, has raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Owl Ventures. Founded in 2012, the San Jose, Calif.-based startup also claims the ability to use natural language processing to find warning flags in kids’ web searches or social media posts...
Edlio Raises $40M for Education Web Design
EDLIO, a Los Angeles-based web design company has raised $40 million in venture capital from L Squared Capital Partners, VentureBeat reported. Some 4,300 schools and districts have made websites using Edlio, which provides a user-friendly CMS and responsive designs. Founded in 2011, Edlio claims its product allows for easier communication among teachers, administrators, parents and students...
CodeSpark Raises $4.1 Million to Bring Coding Games to Kids
Hear perspectives on edtech financing by Kapor Capital partner, Brian Dixon in EdSurge's exclusive report, "Following Edtech Money."
Beijing’s Zuoyebang Raises $60 Million to Expand K-12 Social Learning Platform
ZUOYEBANG, (which literally means “homework help” in Chinese), has raised $60 million in a Series B round led by GGV Capital and Xianghe Capital (founded by former Baidu executives). Existing investors Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital also participated.
KidPass Raises $1.2 Million to Grow Online Directory of Childrens’ Activities
Wonder what's involved in seed financing? Play our exclusive financing game, part of the EdSurge special report, "Following Edtech Money."
Kahoot! Nabs $10 Million Ka’Ching to Expand Classroom Gaming Platform
See how much funding larger edtech companies receive in EdSurge's exclusive report, "Following Edtech Money."