COVID-19 is intensifying school districts’ focus on products’ accessibility and tailoring products for use by students with various special needs.
Six major dealmaking moves took place in the K-12 world in recent weeks, including MasterClass raising $100 million and Guild Education acquiring Entangled.
The FTC says companies should be aware of the applicability of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to remote learning, yet added that the statute shouldn’t prevent innovation.
Many startups — in India, the United States, and other markets — are still reaping investments despite the chaos caused by COVID-19.
Many companies in the education market are likely to pursue loans through the recent, massive stimulus. But securing that funding is no sure thing.
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure, developer of the popular Canvas Learning Management System.
Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, had originally offered $47.60 per share to acquire Instructure. Some shareholders considered that sale price to be too low.
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.