A-Street, a year-old venture capital firm, is placing a big emphasis on supporting effective curriculum, says co-founder Marc Sternberg.
Discovery Education has acquired U.K.-based DoodleLearning, and WeVideo has scooped up a software company, PlayPosit.
There were 213 total mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of this year, compared to 244 during the same period a year ago.
In an expansion of its global reach, the nonprofit Digital Promise scooped up two assets from the Asia Society.
A-Street’s investment includes $100 million in newly issued shares, as well as $50 million in equity purchased from the nonprofit Great Minds organization,
Prenda’s latest funding round was led by venture capital firm Seven Seven Six, which was founded by Reddit Co-founder, investor Alexis Ohanian.
Private equity-backed assessment and analytics firm Riverside Insights has acquired Aperture Education, which provides social-emotional assessments to K-12 districts.
Startup Class Technologies has acquired Anthology’s Blackboard Collaborate, and India-based Byju’s company Great Learning has acquired Northwest Executive Education.
zSpace will merge with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. II, an education- and workforce-focused special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.
New York-based private equity firm, Stonepeak, is investing more than $1 billion in an international private school provider, while Linewize is making its fourth acquisition this year.