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This article provides funding data for the tenth article in my “Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016” series. Never forget: private tutoring exacerbates educational inequalities.

The following tutoring startups raised venture funding in 2016:

  • Zhiyou Education ($9,200,000) – investors include Legend Capital
  • Jerry Education ($40,000,000) – investors include Sailing Capital and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Flipclass ($1,000,000) – investors include Blume Ventures and S. Chand and Co
  • Yup ($8,000,000) – investors include Sesame Street Ventures, Stanford’s StartX Fund and SOMA Capital
  • Tabtor Math ($3,700,000) – investors include Aarin Capital Partners, John Katzman, and Syren Capital Partners
  • GotIt! ($9,000,000) – investors include Capricorn Investment Group, Plug and Play, and the TEEC Angel Fund
  • Preply ($1,300,000) – investors include Hedgehog Fund, Mariusz Gralewski, Przemyslaw Gacek, Arthur Kosten, Digital Future, RTAventures, SMRK VC Fund, Techstars, and Xevin Investments
  • italki ($3,000,000) – investors include Hujang
  • Cuemath ($4,000,000) – investors include Sequoia India and Unitus Seed Fund
  • Entstudy ($18,210,000) – investors include Greenwoods Investment, Tencent, and Yuanxi Capital
  • GradeSlam ($1,600,000) – investors include Angel Quebec, BDC Capital, Birchmere Ventures, Philip A Cutler, and Real Ventures
  • Everest Education ($1,000,000) – investors not disclosed
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