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.
K-12 colloaborative learning platform Kiddom completed its Series B funding round. Also, Tech Will Save Us, a UK developer of STEM kits and toys, raised funding.
Education companies including digital learning company Yogome and language learning company Ponddy raised funds.
Chinese education companies continued to attract investors this week with a Beijing-based K-12 education platform raising $200 million in a Series E round.
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, Quizlet, a free study app, raised $20 million in new funding. Also, EMC School, a provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, acquired digital programs producer Zulama.
India’s rapid economic growth has fueled increasing demand for private education, but education companies often struggle to find a sufficiently big, stable market.
Shelby County Schools, Tenn. wants to manage Head Start data, and Richardson ISD, Tex., will purchase career and technical education coursework. Bend-La Pine Schools, Ore., seeks a K-12 online learning platform.
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.