Panorama Education raised $16 million from investors who include the Emerson Collective and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The acquisition of Motion Math is just the second in Curriculum Associates’ history — and a sign of the burgeoning interest in games as instructional tools.
Tech training company Galvanize has raised $7 million in a funding round led by ABS Capital Partners and University Ventures, and Canadian publisher Nelson has forged yet another education-focused partnership.
Learning platform provider Chegg announced its acquisition of Cogeon, and ed-tech investor Owl Ventures closed an $185 million funding round.
In this week’s dealmaking news, European education fund Educapital closed its first funding round. Also, an African ed-tech accelerator unveiled its first cohort and a few ed-tech companies unveiled new partnerships.
A handful of ed-tech companies raised funds including literacy solutions provider ThinkCERCA, Chinese ed-tech platform Gaosi Education and higher education learning community Packback.
Berkshire Partners LLC has announced a capital partnership with Curriculum Associates, in a deal that will result in $200 million in donations going to a university and a Boston philanthropy.
Curriculum company Activate Learning and K-12 supplier School Specialty have announced acquisitions. Also, Finnish ed-tech company Lightneer raised $5 million.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research program provides grants to early-stage ed-tech companies.
A VC leader discovers that most of the ed-tech startups her company invests in have white males as founders. She’s seeking to change that.