India-based education giant Byju’s has acquired K-12 coding platform Tynker, and Blackboard has merged with higher-ed solutions company Anthology.
The education software platform Panorama raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, and Pearson snapped up an Australian AI-focused company.
Follett’s K-12 content and software division is being sold to Francisco Partners, and U.S. regulators have approved the merger of game-based learning platform Kahoot! with single-sign-on provider Clever.
Byju’s continues its effort to expand into North America, and early childhood education provider Teaching Strategies switched from one investment firm parent company to another.
GoGuardian has acquired Edulastic, and the Austrian tutoring startup GoStudent announced it received a $244 million investment with an eye on global expansion.
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.
Teaching Strategies, a major early childhood education provider, has snapped up organizations focused on SEL and literacy, while Renaissance acquired an early literacy company of its own.
The online literacy provider Newsela has raised $100 million in new funding and achieved unicorn status, and has set its sights on “replacing the textbook,” its CEO says.
EmpowerU on Tuesday announced a $1 million seed funding round, led by Twin Cities venture firm Capita3, to launch a social-emotional learning product.