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Education Software Engineering Southeast Asia Web Development

Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

– CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced $2.6m in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform.
– This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures.
– The company, founded in 2015 by Charles Lee and Harley Trung, who previously worked as software engineers, pivoted from offline to online in early 2020 to bring high-quality technical training to everyone, everywhere.
– After switching to a fully online learning program, the company recorded 100% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) growth in fully online enrollment, it said in a statement.

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Education North America

New Apprenticeship Closes $2.5M Seed Funding

– New Apprenticeship is a digital apprenticeship solution that helps companies and students bridge the tech skills and opportunity gap.
– Company closed a $2.5M seed funding round.
– The round was led by ECMC Group’s Education Impact Fund, with participation from the Dell Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Learnstart, and others.
– The new investment will be used to build out company’s management team and make investments in sales operations and technology.

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E-Learning EdTech Education Search Engine Tutoring Western Europe

Tutorful Raises £3M in Funding

– Tutorful, a Sheffield, UK-based edtech platform for parents and students to find online tutors, raised £3m in funding.
– The funding was provided by Mercia’s Northern Venture Capital Trust (VCT) funds and NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to further enhance the platform, expand into new international markets and create around 27 additional jobs at its Sheffield headquarters.

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Credit Cards Education Financial Services FinTech Lending South Asia

Study abroad platform Leap raises $ 55 million in Series C round led by Owl Ventures

– Leap raised $55m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Owl Ventures.
– It also saw participation from Harvard Management Company, Inc, along with returning investors Jungle Ventures and Sequoia Capital India.
– Leap is building the infrastructure to enable students to pursue international higher education. It runs a million-member strong community of international study aspirants in South Asia and has helped over 60,000 students in their study abroad journey over the last 18 months.

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Analytics Big Data Education North America SaaS

Panorama raises $60M in General Atlantic-led Series C to help schools better understand students

– Panorama Education, a K-12 education software platform, raised $60m in a Series C round of funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by existing backers Owl Ventures, Emerson Collective, Uncork Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Tao Capital Partners.
– The company now serves 13 million students in 23,000 schools across the United States.
– It has more than 1,500 school districts among its customers.

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Education Financial Services FinTech North America Personal Finance

Goodcall Raises $4M in Seed Funding

– Goodcall is a conversational AI platform for local restaurants, shops, and merchants across the U.S.
– The company raised $4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by strategic investors Neo and Foothill Ventures (early investor in Zoom), Merus Capital, Xoogler Ventures, Verissimo Ventures, VSC Ventures, Harry Hurst, founder/co-CEO of Pipe.com, Spencer Rascoff, co-founder of Zillow and other angels.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

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Crowdfunding Education North America

Fundraising startup Snap Raise raises $90M as it expands digital platform to aid high school teams

– Snap Raise, a Seattle-based startup that helps high school teams and clubs with digital fundraising, has closed a $90m financing round.
– The huge cash infusion will allow Snap Raise to think bigger and expand around the opportunities related to fundraising.
– Snap Raise envisions a toolkit used by high school athletic teams, arts programs, clubs and other groups that will help them with managing a slate of tasks around fundraising, budgeting, team administration, e-commerce, and more.
– The ecosystem of software services will make it easier for coaches and other leaders to build lasting programs and weather high turnover.
– There are a flurry of other software-based tools to help high school programs raise money, such as TeamSnap, VNN, RallyUp and others. And GoFundMe is a huge platform to compete against.

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Asset Management Education Enterprise Software Facility Management IT Management North America Software

Incident IQ Receives Growth Investment from JMI Equity

– Incident IQ is an Atlanta, GA-based service management platform for K-12 school districts.
– Company received a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s development of the platform to serve other K-12 departments in addition to IT management and facilities, grow the team, enable investment in customer support and customer success initiatives, and accelerate enhanced sales and marketing programs.

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Consumer E-Learning Education North America

NoRedInk Raises $50M to Help All Students Harness the Power of the Written Word

– NoRedInk, whose highly engaging digital writing curriculum is used in over 60% of US school districts, has raised a $50m Series B round.
– The round was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and with participation from True Ventures.
– Schools are increasingly turning to digital tools to help them address their biggest challenges, and nowhere is the need for support more glaring than in students’ writing.
– NoRedInk chose Susquehanna as a partner because of its philosophy of patient capital and its excellent track record supporting founder-led businesses.
– NoRedInk is already profitable and will use the additional funding to improve its product and bring it to more schools.

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EdTech Education Gaming Software South Asia

Kalam Labs Raises Pre-Seed Funding Round

– Kalam Labs is a live game streaming platform at the intersection of K-12 learning and multiplayer gaming.
– The company raised a pre-seed funding round.
– Backers included Lightspeed and Y Combinator.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s product roadmap to build a “Metaverse for Science”.

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E-Learning EdTech Education North America Software

Kiddom Raises $35M in Series C Funding

– Kiddom is a San Francisco, CA-based education platform.
– The company raised $35M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Altos Ventures, with participation from Owl Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Outcomes Collective.
– The new investment will be used to scale product development.

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EdTech Education Film Film Production Media and Entertainment North America

Smashcut Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Smashcut is a Montclair, NJ-based digital learning platform and content studio.
– The company raised $7m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Pearson Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and business reach.

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Continuing Education EdTech Education Skill Assessment South Asia

India’s Eruditus valued at $3.2 billion in $650 million fundraise

– Eruditus, a Mumbai-based edtech startup, raised $650m funding.
– The round was led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
– The company is valued at $3.2 billion.

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Education North America

Product School raises $25M in growth equity to scale its product training platform

– Product School, a product management training company, raised $25m in growth equity investment.
– The round was led by Leeds Illuminate and joined by existing investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to accelerate its product and partnerships with client companies.

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Crehana Raises Largest Series B for Edtech in Latin America

– Crehana, a leading education technology platform for companies and individuals focused on closing the reskilling and upskilling gap in Latin America, announced that it has raised $70M in a Series B round led by General Atlantic.
– This round represents Latin America’s largest Series B funding for an education technology company.
– Crehana will leverage the funding to expand its enterprise solution, launch operations in Brazil, and invest in new products and technologies.
– Crehana seeks to deliver a fruitful learning experience. The company is focused on the quality and delivery of its courses, controlling the entire value chain from the sourcing of instructors to production, distribution, and consumption of content.

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EdTech Education North America Primary Education Secondary Education

Codelicious Lands $3.8M Seed Round

– Codelicious, a computer science curriculum platform, has raised a $3.8m round of seed funding co-led by EduLab Capital Partners and Allos Ventures.
– Additional investors included Sixty8 Capital, GRE Capital, and Elevate Ventures.
– Codelicious’s patented technology tailors instructional assets within a course to a school or district’s unique instructional cadence.

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Artificial Intelligence Children EdTech Education Language Learning North America

Novakid’s investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English

– Novakid, a San Francisco-based edtech startup, raised $35m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Owl Ventures and joined by Goodwater Capital, and existing investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to get more students into its universe of tools, as well as help Novakid expand into international markets with high populations of speakers who want to learn English.

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Education Human Resources North America Virtual Workforce

Student labor marketplace Pangea closes $2M seed round

– Pangea, a Providence, Rhode Island-based startup that connects youthful talent and businesses in need of freelance labor, announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $2 million seed round.
– The startup graduated from Y Combinator earlier in the year, raising a check from the accelerator and another $350,000 since it closed a $400,000 pre-seed round last April. All told, Pangea has raised around $3 million.
– The startup runs a marketplace that links college-age talent to companies in need of their services. Given the skillset of many college students, social media and web developer work are popular on the Pangea platform.

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EdTech Education Internet North America Virtual Workforce

Global eLearning Innovator OpenSesame Receives $50 Million Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity and Existing Investors

– OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, announced a $50 million investment led by JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, with participation from existing investors FTV Capital and Altos Ventures.
– This growth investment will strengthen OpenSesame’s ability to accelerate its global expansion, extend its technology platform through product-led M&A, and continue adding value for its global customers.
– As a result of COVID-19 and the dawn of the work from home era, companies around the world were forced to rethink the way they train and develop their organizations.

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E-Learning Education Mobile North America

Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app

– Sololearn, a mobile-first education platform, raised $24m in funding.
– The round was led by Drive Capital and joined by previous investors Learn Capital and Prosus Ventures.
– The company plans to expand its business.

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E-Commerce E-Learning EdTech Education Western Europe

LearnWorlds Secures $32M in Growth Funding from Insight Partners to Help Educators Create and Sell Online Courses in a Post-Pandemic World

– LearnWorlds announced that it has secured a $32m minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
– LearnWorlds provides a no-code, white-label, all-in-one platform where educators and content creators can create, host, market, and sell highly interactive and engaging online courses.
– LearnWorlds plans to use the funding to advance its product roadmap, boost its customer success and accelerate marketing and sales focused on SMBs.

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E-Learning EdTech Education Southeast Asia

Indonesian edtech startup Gredu raises $4M Series A to keep teachers, parents and students engaged with one another

– Gredu, a startup that provides software for schools and universities, raised $4m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Intudo Ventures, an Indonesia-focused venture capital firm, with participation from returning investor Vertex Ventures.
– The startup was created to give everyone involved in the educational process—school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians and students—apps that let them keep track of everything and communicate with one another.

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Education Information Technology North America Software

CodeBoxx Raises $2 Million Seed Round, Led by MadaLuxe Group

– CodeBoxx, the technology community that offers an accelerated coding and technology program for individuals of all backgrounds, announced that it has secured $2m in seed funding.
– The CodeBoxx developer ecosystem is breaking barriers and helping retail and other companies address the shortage of skilled tech talent by making developer training accessible to diverse populations and guaranteeing job placement upon program completion.
– CodeBoxx was founded with a mission to create the business-first developers of the 21st century by offering a 16-week, full-time training program that focuses on development of the technical and soft skills businesses require today.
– There are no prerequisites to register and enroll in the CodeBoxx technology training program and participants pay no tuition until they have successfully completed the program and are hired by one of CodeBoxx’s client companies or are placed in its in-house solutions division.

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EdTech Education SaaS Universities Western Europe

Unibuddy Raises $20M in Series B Funding

– Unibuddy is a New York-based university recruitment platform.
– Company raised $20m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Highland Europe with participation from Stride.VC.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding operations, accelerating growth and the company’s business reach.

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Artificial Intelligence Eastern Asia EdTech Education Information Technology Machine Learning Q&A

Mathpresso Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Mathpresso, a Seoul, South Korea-based provider of a K-12 mobile learning app, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Yellowdog, GGV Capital, Goodwater Capital, KDB, and SKS Private Equity with participation from SoftBank Ventures Asia, Legend Capital, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Smilegate Investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its AI-based techniques of recommendation algorithms and develop localized business models for its regional offices in Indonesia and Thailand.

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Education Internet North America Software

Edtech startup Microverse raises $12.5M to bring income share agreements to the developing world

– Edtech startup Microverse has tapped new venture funding in its quest to help train students across the globe to code through its online school that requires zero upfront cost, instead relying on an income-share agreement that kicks in when students find a job.
– The startup has closed a $12.5 million Series A led by Northzone with additional participation from General Catalyst, All Iron Ventures and a host of angel investors.
– Earlier Microverse had closed a bout of seed funding from General Catalyst and Y Combinator; this latest round brings the startup’s total funding to just under $16 million.
– The company’s vision has seen added pandemic-era traction as larger tech companies have embraced remote work that spans geographic boundaries and time zones.

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E-Learning Education Internet North Africa and the Middle East Software

Juno Journey Raises $19M in Series A Funding

– Juno Journey is a Herzliya, Israel-based provider of an AI platform that enhances employees’ professional development.
– The company raised $19m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from VC Cerca and existing investor 10D Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s activities in global markets, particularly in the United States.

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E-Learning Education North America Software Training

Articulate Raises $1.5 Billion in Series A Round Led by General Atlantic, With Participation From Blackstone Growth and ICONIQ Growth

– Articulate Global, LLC, a market-leading SaaS provider of online training tools and e-learning authoring apps for the new world of work, announced a $1.5 billion Series A funding round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, and joined by funds managed by Blackstone Growth and ICONIQ Growth.
– Bootstrapped by founder and CEO Adam Schwartz in 2002, today’s fundraise is Articulate’s first source of institutional capital, and the company is now valued at $3.75 billion in one of the largest Series A rounds ever.
– With these new partnerships, Articulate will aim to further accelerate its growth and scale internationally.

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E-Learning EdTech Education North America

Age of Learning Announces $300M Investment

– Age of Learning from Los Angeles is a leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success.
– The company announced a $300 million equity investment in the company.
– The round is led by TPG and includes Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Madrone Capital Partners.

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Artificial Intelligence Education Health Care North America Software

Syllable Raises $28 Million Led by Oak HC/FT to Transform Customer Service in Healthcare

– Syllable announced a $28m Series B funding round to modernize customer service in healthcare.
– The round was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from previous investor Section 32 and will be utilized to scale partnerships with health systems, deploy with payers, and grow the team.
– Currently, most consumer-facing industries offer a digital-first customer service experience that relies primarily on self-service options. Healthcare is different, with eight out of nine people choosing to contact their healthcare provider on the phone. Yet, callers often face long call hold times, endless transfers and dead ends.

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Spotivity Closes $1M Seed Funding Round

– Spotivity has raised $1m in a seed-funding round, led by CA Ventures, to grow user acquisition and support the recent global launch.
– The way in which Spotivity is addressing the fundamental issue of access and personal agency is novel and impactful.
– The knock-on ramifications this work will have for millions of individuals and hiring companies is undeniable.
– At CA, we strongly believe that the best and most profitable companies are those that aim to do good while also providing services customers are willing to pay for, and Spotivity is clearly aligned with that philosophy.

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Education Financial North America Services FinTech

Atom Finance Raises $28 Million Series B Led by SoftBank to Empower Informed Investment Decisions Globally

– Atom Finance announced a $28m Series B funding round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund with participation from existing investors General Catalyst and Base Partners.
– The funding comes on the heels of the company’s recently announced partnership with Banco Inter, the full-suite digital platform that revolutionized the banking market in Brazil.
– Since Atom’s platform launched in 2019, the company has raised nearly $50m from premier venture capital firms and angel investors.
– Atom will channel the new funding to fuel Premium subscriber growth, proliferate partnerships and integrations with financial institutions, open an office in Miami, and continue to build out a best-in-class team across all parts of the company, including Product, Engineering, Growth and Business Development.

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