The EdTech Genome Project aims to give districts more accurate, granular comparisons of what ed-tech products work in what kinds of schools.
Investors are putting a premium on companies that have the products and expertise to span distance learning and a return to in-person lessons.
The pandemic has laid bare needs that education companies are trying to address with new collaborations and partnerships.
As it looks to drive innovation, Roblox will retain 28-year-old Imbellus CEO Rebecca Kantar, who last year was named one of Forbes’ 30 rising entrepreneurs in education under 30.
The communication platform, which has become essential for many schools, is eyeing expansion and partnerships with K-12 companies.
Education companies that either weren’t involved in education at all, or had a relatively narrow interest in it, are finding ways to serve the market during COVID-19.
Brighteye Ventures plans to raise a total of $88 million for its second venture capital fund, with a focus on companies that can deliver education “better, faster, cheaper.”
The corporate software giant Salesforce has put an increasing focus on K-12 education, in helping districts manage attendance, admissions, and other processes that school systems are seeking to streamline.
Amit Patel, a managing director at Owl Ventures, talks about how his venture capital firm makes decisions about investment, and the forces he sees in play in the market during COVID-19.
A Washington, D.C.-based startup is adding learning functionalities to Zoom, and India’s ed-tech industry raised $1 billion during the last six months of the country’s financial year.