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Ai Weekly: Education Is Essential For The Future Of Ai, Mit Panel Says

Six titans of industry stood onstage at MIT's Kresge Auditorium yesterday, assembled to speak on a panel about artificial intelligence (AI), including David H. Koch Institute professor Robert Langer; Helen Greiner, cofounder of iRobot, the Bedford-based company perhaps best known for its line of autonomous vacuum cleaners; Xiao'ou Tang, founder of computer vision startup SenseTime, which last year raised $1.2 billion in venture capital at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion; and Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman of Google.
Read by 39% of LPs January 17, 2019

Coursera Moves Into Healthcare Education With 100 Courses And 2 Masters Degrees - Techcrunch

Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years into its life, it's tackling a new vertical. To tap into shifting economic and societal trends, Coursera is moving into health, with around 100 courses [...]
Read by 44% of LPs January 08, 2019

Flipping The Economics Of Paying For Education, Because They're Upside Down - The New York Times

Income Sharing Agreements are gaining the attention of higher education and Wall Street. One early success story is getting a boost from venture capital.
Read by 45% of LPs December 17, 2018

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Top Capitol Hill Republican On Education, To Retire - Education Week

The chairman of the Senate education committee, a former education secretary and a main architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act, announced he will not run for re-election in 2020.
Read by 51% of LPs December 17, 2018

Byju's Targets Global Expansion For Its Digital Education Service After Raising $540M - Techcrunch

India-based educational startup Byju's was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 million from investors to go after international opportunities. The round is led by Naspers, the investment firm famous for backing Tencent that also includes educational firms Udemy, Codecademy and Brainly among its portfolio. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) provided "a significant portion" of the round, according to an announcement which also revealed that the deal included some secondary share sales.
Read by 72% of LPs November 19, 2018

Morgan Stanley, Hillhouse Capital Lead $115M Series C Funding In Golden Education

It had previously raised a $35-million Series A investment in 2014 followed by a Series B round a year later. The post Morgan Stanley, Hillhouse Capital lead $115m Series C funding in Golden Education appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 58% of LPs November 04, 2018

Chinese Music Education Platform Vip Peilian Snags $150M Series C

Other investors that participated in the round include existing backers Tencent Holdings, Orchid Asia, GSR Ventures and Bluerun Ventures. The post Chinese music education platform VIP Peilian snags $150m Series C appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 64% of LPs October 26, 2018

Strategic Education Launches Sei Ventures

Strategic Education Inc, an education services holding company, has launched SEI Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund that will back education tech startups. SEI Ventures has already made its first investment: [...]
Read by 33% of LPs October 10, 2018

Kahoot, The Educational Gaming Startup, Has Raised Another $15m, Now At A $300M Valuation - Techcrunch

School's back in session and a startup that's building games to help students learn has moved to the top of the class. Kahoot -- the educational gaming startup out of Norway that has been a quick hit with schools in the US and elsewhere -- today announced that it has raised 126.5 million Norwegian krone [...]
Read by 44% of LPs October 04, 2018

Spire Capital Returns To The Early Education Sector With Its Investment In O2b Kids

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- O2B Kids Early Education ("O2B" or the "Company"), a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast, announced today that Spire Capital Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in partnership with management to ...
Read by 63% of LPs