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techcrunch.com August 05, 2020

Springboard Raises $31M To Expand Its Mentor-guided Education Platform To More Geographies - Techcrunch

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more geographies. The Series B financing round for the San Francisco-headquartered startup was led by investment firm Telstra Ventures . Vulcan [...]
Read by 46% of LPs

forbes.com June 25, 2020

Covid-19 Underlines Equity Gaps, Not Just In Health--but In Education & Work

Ensuring training is both accessible and tied to jobs isn't just an economic issue -- but also one of racial equality.
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businessinsider.com June 25, 2020

Marc Andreessen Wants Entrepreneurs To Rebuild Housing And Education

On June 13, legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told angel investor Sriram Krishnan about his now-famous essay, "It's Time to Build," for Krishnan's newsletter, The Observer Effect. Andreessen said he wrote the entire essay, which calls on entrepreneurs to use the pandemic and related shutdowns to reinvent and rebuild malfunctioning parts of society, in a single evening. He felt compelled to write the post after reading an article about the widespread shortages of personal protective equipment in the nation's hospitals.
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thehill.com May 05, 2020

U.S. Investigating University Of Texas Links To Chinese Lab

The Department of Education has launched an investigation into links between the University of Texas and a Chinese laboratory that has been scrutinized over the coronavirus pandemic.
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reuters.com March 31, 2020

Tencent-backed Online Education Firm Yuanfudao Raises $1B In New Round

Chinese online education platform Yuanfudao said on Tuesday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round, led by Tencent Holdings and private equity firm Hillhouse Capital Group.
Read by 44% of LPs

edsurge.com February 28, 2020

Education Is The New Healthcare, And Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing | Edsurge News

Private equity and venture funds have invested record sums into the global education sector--$30 billion in the past five years across K-12 and ...
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inc42.com February 19, 2020

Facebook Is The Latest Investor In Edtech Startup

Bengaluru-based edtech startup Unacademy has just onboarded global social media giant Facebook as an investor in Series E funding round.
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prnewswire.com February 12, 2020

Funds Advised By Apax Partners To Acquire Cadence Education From Funds Advised By Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Funds advised by Apax Partners (the "Apax Funds") today announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by...
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businesswire.com January 27, 2020

Award-winning Entertainment Education Company Encantos Raises $2M In Oversubscribed Seed Round To Accelerate Growth | Business Wire

CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Encantos, the award-winning B-Corp creating direct-to-consumer family entertainment education brands, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $2 million seed round led by Kapor Capital with participation from Boston Meridian Partners, Chingona Ventures, the Goldhirsh Foundation, Human Ventures, and MathCapital. Several existing and new angel investors, including Tom Chavez (CEO of super{set} Startup Studio), Rich Greenfield (Partner at LightShe.
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dealstreetasia.com January 15, 2020

Chinese Test-prep Firm Wanxue Education Nets $100M In Series D Round

Wanxue Education has so far served over 5 million students in China. The post Chinese test-prep firm Wanxue Education nets $100m in Series D round appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 58% of LPs