South Africa-based SPARK Schools gained $9 million from a philanthropic investor and Triseum, a company that develops learning games, raised $2 million.
A hybrid incubator and seed fund established in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education recently named Rita Ferrandino as its new chief executive officer.
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.
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, which seeks to pair education technology companies with university researchers, will receive help from the philanthropy for projects focused on urban schools.
Commercial vendors and nonprofits can apply for money to develop digital ed-tech products to build students’ conceptual math ability.
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, a commercial entity that invests in ed-tech companies, has announced it will support Agile Mind, a provider of digital curriculum.
In coordination with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, the competition seeks the app that provides students with the best mobile access to career and technical education resources.
NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.
In what it calls the first part of its “new national strategy,” the NewSchools Venture Fund is looking to support start-up charter and traditional public schools.
Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.