In this week’s dealmaking news, Oslo-based startup Kahoot! closed a $17 million funding round. Also, GameMine, a mobile game publisher, is partnering with a Prague-based childhood learning app company.
Renaissance, a major Wisconsin provider of classroom and assessment products, is acquiring digital resource provider myON.
Beijing-based educational services company Tarena International acquired a K-12 robotics education company. Also, ClassWallet, a fund management tool for schools, raised $735,000
Springboard Education has acquired Kids’ Adventures, a provider of before- and after-school programs. Also, Asteria Education has acquired ECS Learning Systems and Aperture Education and Kickboard are partnering to assist schools as they collect, monitor and analyze data on student behavior.
Under the terms of the agreement, Discovery Communications will retain a minority equity interest and license the Discovery Education brand to the business.
Agile Investment Group acquired LightSail, developer of an adaptive reading platform. In addition, educational lender Meritize and The Graide Network, an online writing feedback platform, raised funding.
Turnitin, a provider of tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process and facilitate feedback for the K-12 and higher education markets, has acquired VeriCite, a plagiarism detection tool.
In this week’s dealmaking news, assessment developer ACT invested adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow. Also, K-12 engagement platform LivingTree acquired fundraising platform Edbacker and PeopleAdmin acquired Performance Matters.
Companies including a text messaging app and a provider of STEM tools for teachers raised funding. Also, educational games provider Jumpstart acquired online math program Sokikom, and Microsoft and PowerSchool unveiled a new partnership.
BoomWriter Media Inc., a collaboration tool for the crowdsourcing of writing content in schools and colleges, has closed a new round of funding worth $4.1 million.