Six major dealmaking moves took place in the K-12 world in recent weeks, including MasterClass raising $100 million and Guild Education acquiring Entangled.
Many startups — in India, the United States, and other markets — are still reaping investments despite the chaos caused by COVID-19.
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.
In K-12 dealmaking news, K12 Inc. has acquired Galvanize, a technology training company, while an education recruitment company in the U.K. has acquired a similar business.
Pearson announced a $25 million acquisition of an Australian digital learning company, and China-based VIPKid’s raised $80 million in new venture capital funding.
In K-12 dealmaking news, Pearson’s first investments from its venture capital arm have been announced, and a Nashville-based startup that provides parent feedback to schools raises $1 million.
Recent deals include IXL Learning’s acquisition of Education.com, ASSIST Education’s partnership with Santillana to bring its U.S. high school diplomas to Brazil, a U.K.-based acquisition by Strictly Education, and fundraising by ed-tech startups in Mumbai and Nigeria.
U.K.-based school staffing company Zen Educate and California science and coding company CodeCombat both raise funds. South African education company Snapplify eyes international expansion.
In recent dealmaking news, the robotics company Sphero has acquired littleBits, while online education company Coursera acquired startup Rhyme Softworks.
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