Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.
Investors are putting a premium on companies that have the products and expertise to span distance learning and a return to in-person lessons.
Spending on artificial intelligence in education will rise from $800 million to $6.1 billion over the next four years, according to projections from HolonIQ.
The digital education company Weld North continued its run of major acquisitions, announcing a deal to snap up BookheadEd Learning.
The assessment and research organization ETS recently launched a venture capital arm. The fund’s managing director, Ralph Taylor-Smith, talks with EdWeek Market Brief about its ambitions.
India’s ed-tech sector is accelerating rapidly, thanks to a surge of investments and acquisitions, and a new interest in digital learning within the country during COVID.
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.”
BEGiN, the startup that offers the Homer early learning program, recently announced a funding round that includes backing from LEGO Ventures, Gymboree Play & Music and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street.
Salesforce launched a $100 million social impact fund on Tuesday, and education is one of four areas targeted for investment.
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.