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News around who is making investments in education technology, including angel and institutional investors.


Investors and Teachers Unions Upbraid Online Charter School Operator K12
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT: K12, an online charter school provider, held its annual investor meeting December 16 to disastrous results. Investors voted down the company's plan for executive pay, and teachers unions and representatives from K12's own schools protested outside the meeting...
Majority of Investors Think Edtech Companies Are Overvalued
FROM THE INSIDERS: US edtech companies raised over $2 billion in 2015. But not everyone is celebrating—particularly investors. Two-thirds of the 50 investors, bankers and strategic buyers surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors “believe edtech companies are overvalued. “Companies without revenue, a track record, or evidence of efficacy are receiving valuations >$1m simply by incorporating and building a website,” says one anonymous respondent...
Here’s a $1M Seed Fund to Bridge the Education and Employment Gap
INDIA INCUBATORS HEATING UP: Aspiring Minds has launched a $1 million seed fund to invest in Indian, Chinese and US startups focused on “using mobile technology and data science to address inefficiencies in the education and hiring market,” reports YourStory. Founded in 2007, the India-based developer of an employment credentialing platform plans invest the funds in the next 12 to 18 months...
Village Capital Announces $13.2M Fund to Solve Global Issues (Including Education)
VILLAGE CAPITAL has announced a $13.2 million fund that will make 100 investments in 75 companies around the globe tackling tough social problems including education. Investment decisions are made using a “peer-selected” model where 12 companies are chosen to participate in workshops, after which they rank each other...
Edtech Investment Trends in 2015: More Money, Fewer Deals
NEW! KA'CHING QUARTERLY TRENDS: Need to know more than who is funding whom? How about sector trends?