In this week’s dealmaking news, The Noodle Companies raised $5 million, while Macmillan Learning has acquired ed-tech company Intellus.
TeacherLists, a school supply list creation platform, has formed a partnership with MemberHub, a provider of online school communications solutions.
Frontline’s acquired eSPED.com; in addition, BYJU’s, an India-based ed-tech startup, received $15 million from the World Bank’s investment arm.
Growing demand for ed-tech in the U.S. and abroad challenges companies to distinguish their products in a fragmented marketplace, attendees at the Education Business Forum learned.
Ed-tech startups Firefly Learning and Handshake scored funds from investors.
A K-12 formative assessment company will receive an investment from the Jefferson Education Accelerator, a commercial effort that has support from the University of Virginia.
South Africa-based SPARK Schools gained $9 million from a philanthropic investor and Triseum, a company that develops learning games, raised $2 million.
Entrepreneur and investor Jean Hammond spoke about common mistakes that education startups make, many of which offers lessons to established companies, too.
The value of education industry transactions fell during the first three quarters of this year, but the most recent quarter showed a slight increase in transaction volume.
VIPKID, a company that created an online English language-learning platform in China, has pledged $10 million for creating a research institute as part of a global education research strategy.