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Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America

Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America Latin America’s startup scene has attracted troves of venture investment, lifting highly-valued companies such as Rappi and NuBank into behemoth businesses. Now that the spotlight has arrived, those same startups need more talent than ever before to meet demand. That’s […]

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Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at billion valuation Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group. The […]

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As edtech grows cash rich, some lessons for early stage

As edtech grows cash rich, some lessons for early stage Last week, Udemy, an online learning marketplace, raised $50 million at a $3.32 billion valuation, up from a $2 million valuation earlier this year. Language learning app Duolingo raised $35 million on a $2.4 billion valuation, up from a $1.65 valuation from […]

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Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

Kahoot drops M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build […]

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Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

Transfr raises M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for companies, […]

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How esports can save colleges

How esports can save colleges Brandon Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Brandon Byrne is the CEO and co-founder of Opera Event, a technology platform that connects content creators, teams and sponsors to one another programmatically and at scale. He was previously the CFO of Team Liquid and VP of Finance and Administration […]

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Filing: Online learning marketplace Udemy is raising up to $100M at a $3.32B valuation

Filing: Online learning marketplace Udemy is raising up to 0M at a .32B valuation Online education has been one of the hotspots in the tech world this year, as people turn to e-learning tools to fill in the gaps variously arising from closed schools, closed offices, social distancing, and more time on […]

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Udemy and altMBA co-founders return to edtech with a new, stealthy business

Udemy and altMBA co-founders return to edtech with a new, stealthy business In 2009, Udemy co-founder Gagan Biyani tried to convince people to learn online through live classes. But what he discovered instead was that everyone wanted an online repository of content that allowed them to learn at their own pace, whenever […]

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As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning

As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus. Founded by Tade Oyerinde in 2018, Campuswire is a virtual solution for any teacher who wants to digitize […]

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TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos

TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. […]

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