EIB Global announces $30 million investment in Seedstars Africa Ventures I, a VC fund for African entrepreneurs
Innovative businesses and start-ups across Africa will benefit from better access to risk capital thanks to a US$30 million equity investment by EIB Global in the Seedstars Africa Ventures I venture capital fund.
Mathpresso has raised $8m from Korea's telecom giant, KT.
AlmaBetter has partnered with Woolf.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), touted as Africa’s largest innovation and incubation hub, announced it is launching a $15 million accelerator program for targeting edtech startups.
Edtech startup Pressto is releasing unprecedented teacher-driven product enhancements, including the incorporation of unique AI capabilities, at the Future of Education Technology Conference in New Orleans.
Wyblo, an Italian edtech startup creating tech to support the training industry, has acquired Clay, a Berlin-based startup that created a digital tool that helps instructors create a social classroom.
EG Capital announces anchor closing of its maiden fund to invest in startups across East Africa and Zambia
EG Capital, a growth-oriented private equity impact firm has announced the anchor closing of its first EG-Economic Empowerment Fund LP (EG-EEF), which will invest in medium-sized businesses.
Prof Jim is launching out of stealth with one of the first practical applications of generative AI in education. This technology transforms textbooks into visually dynamic online courses.
Korean edtech startup, Day 1 Company, announced plans to enter the U.S. market with the launch of a new product, Dive.
Dubai-based tech startup Educatly has appointed Ali Matar, Head of LinkedIn MENA and EMEA growth markets, to its Board of Advisors.
Finnish edtech startup Kide Science announced it has raised €1 million, to support their new and exciting bid to expand from primarily science education, into all early years subjects.
Alchemie, an educational technology company based in Troy, Michigan, announced it has received a prestigious one-million-dollar Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.
LUMO Fund II Coöperatieve U.A. and a group of international angel investors are investing €1.5 million in Metacampus, a Barcelona-based training platform built for the virtual economy, to empower digital professionals.
Live-streaming platform Elevate K-12 raises $40m Series C to address the growing national teacher shortage
Elevate K-12, provider of high-quality live-streaming instruction for US K-12 classrooms, has closed a $40 million Series C round of funding led by venture capital firm General Catalyst.
Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE, raised $8.85 million in series A funding, one of the highest African funding this quarter to expand across Africa.
Constant Ventures, a part of the Constant Group, is raising a $100 million venture capital fund to invest across a range of technology startups with a focus on financial inclusion, education and healthcare.
Nigerian edtech startup Afrilearn has emerged as the only Nigerian startup to join the latest cohort of the UNICEF Venture Fund.
FoondaMate, a South African edtech startup, has secured $2 million in seed funding to increase usage of its Whatsapp and Facebook-based learning chatbot throughout the globe.
Kruze Consulting, a CPA and finance consulting company for VC-backed startups, released new data on the average salary for startup CEOs.
Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher raises €1.45m for global rollout of research cloud workspace product
Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher has raised €1.45 million funding from Austrian venture capital firm Alpine Equity, NGM, private investors and existing users, to enable the global rollout of its education and research cloud workspace product, Nuvolos.
Google has announced the 15 African startups that have been selected for its Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7 programme. The startups are developing solutions in areas such as healthcare, education, fleet management, logistics automation and recruiting.
Edtech startup Tutored by Teachers raises over $10m to bolster America's K-12 schools, close the opportunity gap for high-need students
EdTech startup Tutored by Teachers (TbT) announce it has raised over $10 million in Series A funding, led by GSV Ventures, to expand its teacher community.
Winc Academy announced a $3 million funding round led by Rubio Impact Ventures and Dutch Founders Fund to increase the steep growth of its education platform.
Edukoya, an Africa-focused online learning platform, has raised $3.5 million in a pre-seed round led by Target Global with strategic participation from angel investors including European and African founders.
Fort Ross Ventures, an international venture-capital firm focused on startups in the U.S. and Israel, announced the $100 million first closing of its late-stage fund.
South Korea-based edtech startup Mathpresso has announced that it has received an investment from Google.
TPG’s The Rise Fund will retain a significant minority stake and continue to be represented on the company’s Board of Directors.
Teachmint, the education infrastructure startup and the creator of India's largest teaching platform, raised $78 million in Series B round led by Rocketship.vc and Vulcan Capital.
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius AI has raised $5 million in Venture Capital funding to grow its conversational AI platform in India and South-East Asian markets.
During its very first “Google for Africa” event held early this month, Google announced it will be investing up to $50 million in African early- and growth-stage startups via its Africa Investment Fund.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with FedTech to provide equal and inclusive access to government and university-sourced next-gen deep technologies for entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds.
LearnWorlds, an all-in-one platform for creating and selling online courses, has secured a $32 million minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
Seoul-based edtech startup Mathpresso announced it has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round last week, bringing the company's total funding to $105 million.
Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), announced the acquisition of Stackup, an edtech startup with a focus on learning outcomes in K-12 education.
New venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures, has launched its first $20 million seed fund in order to support the growing tech scene in the Tampa Bay region.
Goodwell V will build a new portfolio of companies across various sectors in Africa: at least a third will be invested in financial inclusion, a quarter in agriculture, and the remainder in mobility and other impact sectors such as education and healthcare.
The programme aims to grow the technical skills of the graduates, training them on the Ericsson technology, solutions and, delivery and providing them with an understanding of Ericsson’s processes, methods and tools.
UNICEF announced the launch of the 2021 cohort of the UNICEF StartUp Lab, a co-creation space and accelerator, that engages young startups in the development of innovative, open-source, market-driven products and solutions.
EdCraft, an early education platform launched by former McKinsey executives, raised $1 million from a group of Silicon Valley based angels. The startup aims to equip its students, aged 6-13, with essential 21st-century skills.
Abre.io (Abre), and Pay Theory announced their partnership to help them better achieve their shared mission of breaking down socioeconomic and technical barriers to education.
SchooLinks, an Austin, TX startup founded by Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur Katie Fang to democratize access to modern career and college planning resources for the broader student population, raised an $8.3m Series A funding.
African Edtech startup Kabakoo receives funding from Zoom, launches first no-code training in Africa
Committed to democratizing access to tech education for the African youths, Kabakoo has launched the first no-code training in West Africa for a batch of twenty learners at its Bamako campus.
Quizizz, an edtech startup with a presence in India and the U.S., announced a $12.5 million Series A funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures with participation from GSV Ventures, Rocketship VC and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners.
Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, has unveiled the 2021 UnionX Innovation Challenge, as part of efforts to support young startups and boost innovation in the startup ecosystem.
Vaionex Corporation, a blockchain startup founded by students from the University of Cambridge, announced it has completed a seed funding round with Two Hop Ventures, a Dutch venture capital firm focused exclusively on investing in Bitcoin SV startup.
Wize, a fast-growing online education platform that delivers course-specific video tutorials and exam-like practice problems for high school, college, and university students across North America, announced it has raised $3 million in funding.
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups.
Sketchy, an online education company that teaches complex concepts through visual memory techniques has named seasoned media executive, Andrew Sugerman, as President.
Xpora Academy is a Nigeria-based e-learning platform that equips the youth with in-demand digital skills relevant to the present and future of work.
Zimbabwe startup Phenomenon Technologies partners with MEL Science for applied learning solutions in Africa
Zimbabwean startup Phenomenon Technologies has partnered with global science kits giant MEL Science in a strategic move meant to enable applied science learning in Zimbabwe and Africa.
Tech startup Nestlings raises $1.5m to help international students through college application process
Nestlings, an online portal that guides international students through the process of applying to colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK, has raised $1.5 million in a Seed Round of funding from Candid Ventures.
SEED SPOT and Canyon Angels will train 180 angels to grow the robust investing community in Arizona and create more access to early-stage funding for entrepreneurs with a focus on EdTech, MedTech, and CleanTech.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers’ SpaceBuzz won four prizes during the 10th annual international Lovie Awards presentation: Two Jury Lovie Awards – Best Narrative experience and Virtual Reality – and two People’s Lovie Awards from public votes.
Almasi Ndangili is the founder of Imarisha East Africa Productions Ltd, a Kenya-based talent academy promoting education through edutainment. The startup has invested in TV Shows, event organization, book launches, talent development, TV Script writing, Africanized animations, digital publishing and branding.
Kenya’s technology Incubation and Accelerator space iHub owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of edtech startup and digital educational content provider eLimu.
India edtech company Unacademy has acquired Coursavy, a platform for Union Public Service, UPSC exams preparation.
Sandbox, an operating platform for digital educational products and services has announced that it has acquired Teachit, a UK-based teacher resource provider from education charity AQA.
Paris-based startup Klassroom raises $3m to expand from France to other countries including the U.S.
Klassroom, the Paris-based company that reinvents parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, raised a $3 million seed round led by Bpifrance.
San Francisco edtech startup Springboard has raised $31 million in Series B funding led by Mark Sherman and Albert Bielinko from Telstra Ventures, Arrun Kapoor from SJF Ventures, and YB Choi from Vulcan Capital.