OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.
Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company’s second acquisition of 2014.
Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.
StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.
New Schools Network, a nonprofit dedicated to a project-based learning model, will be led by Barry Schuler, former chairman and CEO of AOL.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Stacey Childress will become the CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund.
More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.
In the first three months of 2014, more than half a billion dollars have flowed into ed-tech, making it the biggest funding quarter in five years.
This is a post about fundraising. The one I have to write because everyone’s expecting me to write it. The one I wouldn’t write if I could avoid it because I think it’s the wrong thing to focus on publicly.
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