New York University’s Steinhardt School is partnering with StartEd Companies to establish an accelerator and incubator program. And the market for ed-tech acquisitions is heating up outside the United States.
In addition, Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company and a provider of digital and software-as-a-service education solutions, has completed the merger of Truenorthlogic and Performance Matters.
A Chinese tutoring platform raises funds to build a livestreaming platform, and CogBooks, a U.K.-based adaptive online technology business, takes in $1.7 million from a group of investors.
In recent dealmaking news, social learning community Brainly acquired OpenStudy while ed-tech companies Knowledgemtion and Flocubulary picked up investment funding.
Digital writing solution provider Citelighter has raised a $2.1 million convertible note from a variety of investors, with the goal of improving its technology and building its sales.
Planet3 has raised money from a Nevada-based developer of data centers that will be used to expand the organization’s personalized learning platform, which seeks to use the earth as a laboratory for teaching about the sciences.
Education providers should pitch products that solve specific problems faced by teachers and administrators–and that acknowledge the complexity of K-12 systems, says Brian Napack of Providence Equity.
KickUp, a Philadelphia company focused on professional learning, raises $1.54 Million in a seed round; and the educational network EduRev, based in India, lures Pre- Series A money.
Smartivity, a company based in India that develops arts, crafts, and science activity kits, raises $1 million, and Listen Current and Tabtor also raked in investment dollars.
PowerSchool purchased IEP management solution TIENET while ed-tech companies including Speakaboos and FreshGrade received significant investments.