The total number of transactions in education jumped by 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, and a number of foreign deals were among the biggest.
Microsoft is acquiring DataSense, a data integration platform developed by the company Brightbytes.
Big players in the K-12 market are looking to partner with companies that help them expand reach and value, according to a panel of experts at the LearnLaunch conference.
College learning materials publisher FlatWorld releases a customizable textbook; supplemental education company Infobase acquires Credo Reference; OER courseware provider Lumen raises funds.
BYJU’s CEO Byju Raveendran said the company will be making its first-ever attempts to bring its tech-delivered product to the United States and Britain.
The Iowa City, Iowa-based nonprofit has made its latest in a string of acquisitions and investments, snapping up Knovation, a company focused on content curation.
In the latest dealmaking news: Chinese ed-tech company TAL Education Group has acquired CodeMonkey, VIPKid has partnered with Scholastic, and Accelerate Learning and BBC Learning have forged a partnership around STEM curriculum.
The London-based education investment company Sandbox & Co. has acquired Constructive Media, a provider of educational games, and Wellspring International and Cornerstone have also made acquisitions.
Personalized learning platform IXL Learning has acquired educational games provider ABCya, and early education software provider Brightwheel has raised $21 million.
Achieve3000 has acquired Actively Learn and now plans to offer differentiated instruction to preK to adult learners, while Chinese tutoring company TAL Education bought app developer Dr. Panda.