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After I published my report yesterday on July’s ed-tech funding totals, I received an email letting me know I was missing a handful of the companies who’d been part of the LearnLaunch Accelerator program. So I’ve updated the GitHub repositories that contain the list of all ed-tech investors and the list of all ed-tech investments with this data.

It’s probably worth restating that it’s a bit challenging to get accurate data. I rely a lot on Crunchbase, but there are a lot of gaps in their data. Some companies don’t publicize how much money they’ve raised; some don’t publicize who they’ve raised money from. Sometimes I just don’t see the press release, and I don’t even know to look a company up on Crunchbase. (I do have plans to incorporate SEC data in this project. But I’m just one person here, working without venture funding.)

There are issues too, as I often note, with “what counts” as ed-tech. Do student loan startups count? What happens when a company pivots into or away from education?

And I make mistakes. All the time.

With that in mind, here are some updated numbers from previous months and years. (Updated, but still incomplete):

2017


  • January: 22 deals totaling $172,150,000
  • February: 15 deals totaling $564,950,000
  • March: 21 deals totaling $225,050,000
  • April: 9 deals totaling $244,658,680
  • May: 15 deals totaling $332,180,000
  • June: 20 deals totaling $295,942,070
  • July: 15 deals totaling $194,855,440

2016


  • January: 17 deals totaling $176,140,000
  • February: 16 deals totaling $158,718,000
  • March: 13 deals totaling $131,050,000
  • April: 17 deals totaling $211,900,000
  • May: 22 deals totaling $265,140,000
  • June: 25 deals totaling $185,580,000
  • July: 12 deals totaling $178,226,000
  • August: 19 deals totaling $338,270,000
  • September: 23 deals totaling $181,888,870
  • October: 15 deals totaling $212,200,000
  • November: 12 deals totaling $85,695,000
  • December: 16 deals totaling $199,388,410

2015


  • January: 23 deals totaling $358,185,000
  • February: 25 deals totaling $429,914,000
  • March: 15 deals totaling $87,750,000
  • April: 19 deals totaling $127,040,000
  • May: 18 deals totaling $179,050,000
  • June: 21 deals totaling $250,230,000
  • July: 21 deals totaling $131,500,000
  • August: 10 deals totaling $77,100,000
  • September: 12 deals totaling $54,750,000
  • October: 22 deals totaling $1,427,150,000
  • November: 21 deals totaling $1,041,575,000
  • December: 19 deals totaling $154,700,000
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