Publishers remain concerned about the ongoing statutory exclusion of educational materials from copyright protection in Canada after a recently concluded trade agreement failed to incorporate language to address the issue.
A Chicago firm announced a major investment in custom content provider XanEdu, and the Chinese investor Tencent leads a $15 million fundraising round in an India-based learning platform.
Venture capitalists around the world invested 14 times more in ed tech in 2019 than they did in 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by education research firm HolonIQ.
The school tech landscape varies enormously in Europe from country to country, as does demand for out-of-school tutoring, says Benoit Wirz, an education investor focused on the region.
In K-12 dealmaking news, K12 Inc. has acquired Galvanize, a technology training company, while an education recruitment company in the U.K. has acquired a similar business.
Brexit will motivate the United Kingdom to forge closer ties with global partners in the area of ed tech, the country’s science minister recently predicted.
The mobile learning app Byju’s continues to attract investor attention, even as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, one of its most prominent backers, sold off some of its share in the company.
North America accounted for 52 percent of the $4.2 billion school furniture market in 2018, according to a report from Grand View Research.
Investments in preK-12 ed-tech products around the globe have fallen dramatically, year over year, according to recently released research.
Pearson announced a $25 million acquisition of an Australian digital learning company, and China-based VIPKid’s raised $80 million in new venture capital funding.