K-12 media and tech overtook professional learning services as the education market segment with the highest activity, as acquisitions totaled nearly $20 billion in the first half of 2021.
Weld North Education, the largest digital curriculum provider in the U.S., has expanded to offer science products by acquiring Twig Education, the companies announced.
GoGuardian has acquired Edulastic, and the Austrian tutoring startup GoStudent announced it received a $244 million investment with an eye on global expansion.
A venture capital investor whose companies have been approached by special purpose acquisition companies talks about their rise, and their implications for the K-12 market.
The education and publishing titan is being sold from one private equity firm, Apollo Global Management, to another, Platinum Equity.
Marc Sternberg, the K-12 education program director for the Walton Family Foundation, is leaving the organization to start a fund meant to support digital-first education companies.
Founders of education companies who are people of color often get overlooked by investors. Frances Messano talks about new investment approaches.
The GSV EdTech 150, compiled by a prominent investment firm, is meant to capture the world’s “most transformational growth companies in digital learning.”
Educational gaming provider Kahoot has acquired major K-12 single-sign-on platform Clever. In a separate deal, an education-focused private equity firm has raised $388 million for its sixth fund.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is among the investors contributing to a recent, $12 million fundraising round by Class Technologies, Inc.