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Pi-top Raises $4.3M to Focus on Coding For Kids
TIME FOR PI: London-based pi-top has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding to continue efforts in teaching kids to code in the U.S., India and China. The round was led by Hambro Perks, with Committed Capital participating, according to TechCrunch. The startup started as a project to print a Raspberry-Pi laptop using a 3D printer, which then took off as a crowdfunded campaign for the hardware...
Coorpacademy Raises $11M to Grow in Europe, Ramp Up Content
CORPORATE LEARNING A LA MODE: Paris-based edtech company Coorpacademy has raised $11 million in venture capital, led by Serena Capital, NextStageAM and Debiopharm Group. The three-year-old company develops an edtech platform for corporate education using content made by corporate partners and third-party partners...
PikMyKid Raises $1M for Platform to Coordinate After-School Pickups
PIKMYKID, a Florida-based company, has raised $1 million in funding backed by Florida Funders and The Fan Fund. PikMyKid offers a mobile and web platform for parents and schools to coordinate picking up their children. School administrators use it to manage queues and notify parents when the child has been picked up, who picked him or her up and what transportation was used...
For ClassDojo, Focus Turns to Money, Empathy and the (Growth) Mindset
MIND ON MY MONEY: How does ClassDojo, dubbed by Inc. as the “Slack for Classrooms,” plan to make money? According to the business magazine, the San Francisco startup behind a popular school communication and classroom management app plans to “leverag[e] its distribution capabilities to spread educational videos to an audience of teachers and students...
Education Elements Impact Report Finds Big Gains in Student Achievement
IT’S ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR: Since 2010 Education Elements has been trying to find the right mix of ingredients to make personalized learning happen in more than 500 schools across 100 districts. Last week it released its 2015-2016 Impact Report, which claims that these students saw more than 100 percent growth in math and reading according to the NWEA MAP...
Startup StudySoup Raises $1.7M to Grow Notes Marketplace
NOTES FOR SALE: San Francisco startup StudySoup has raised $1.7 million in seed funding for its notes and study guides marketplace. 26-year-old CEO Sieva Kozinsky told TechCrunch his inspiration draws from his time taking a biology class in college. While he had trouble listening and taking notes as the professor spoke fast, a classmate sitting by him managed to take color-coded, organized notes...