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.
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 [...]
Income Sharing Agreements are gaining the attention of higher education and Wall Street. One early success story is getting a boost from venture capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 ...