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Kenzie Academy is scaling up a coding program for ‘the heartland’

Kenzie Academy is scaling up a coding program for ‘the heartland’ The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ISA, students avoid paying tuition upfront or taking out private loans, […]

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Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns

Gradeup raises M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns Gradeup, an edtech startup in India that operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, has raised $7 million from Times Internet as it looks to expand its business in the country. Times […]

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TikTok makes education push in India

TikTok makes education push in India China’s TikTok today launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. TkTok, owned by the world’s most valued startup Bytedance, said it’s working with a number of content […]

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South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises .5 million Series B Seoul-based education technology startup Mathpresso announced today that it has raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The company’s flagship app is Qanda, which provides students with math and science help and tutoring. Participants in the round include Legend […]

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Stephen Curry invests in Guild Education

Stephen Curry invests in Guild Education Stephen Curry, along with SC 30, Inc. President Bryant Barr, just announced an investment in Guild Education, which helps Fortune 1000 companies, like Disney and Loews, offer debt-free degrees to their employees. “We pioneered what we call education as a benefit,” Guild Education co-founder and CEO […]

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Chris Dixon from a16z announces free crypto startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt

Chris Dixon from a16z announces free crypto startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, announced a new crypto-related startup school at TechCrunch Disrupt today in San Francisco. Dixon says that the firm is not looking for equity, but really wants to provide a way to teach […]

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Where top VCs are investing in edtech

Where top VCs are investing in edtech Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of overall — so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions? According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 […]

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Knowable launches its “not a podcast” $100 audio classes

Knowable launches its “not a podcast” 0 audio classes Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But eLearning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible yet rarely focus on you retaining and applying what they teach. Today, a […]

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Monthly enlists experts and celebrities to teach 30-day online classes

Monthly enlists experts and celebrities to teach 30-day online classes You may know Max Deutsch from Month to Master, his yearlong self-improvement program where he tried to master one “expert-level” skill each month, which ultimately saw him challenging world champion Magnus Carlsen to a game of chess (Deustch lost). Now, Deustch and […]

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Summer wants to vanquish student loans for borrowers, and now has $10M to do it

Summer wants to vanquish student loans for borrowers, and now has M to do it $1.5 trillion. That’s the amount of outstanding student loan debt held by American citizens according to the New York Fed. It is an astronomical sum, and has led to much hand-wringing about whether there is a coming […]

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