This article offers more information on my annual review of ed-tech, namely what happened to education technology and “fake news” in 2017

Companies that raised money in 2017 for literacy products:

  • BookNook, which raised $1.2 million in June for “small group literacy instruction.” Investors include Reach Capital, Better Ventures, Urban Innovation Fund, and Impact Engine.
  • ThinkCERCA, which raised $10.1 million in September, “to build critical thinkers, readers and writers.” Investors in this year’s round of funding include: GSV Acceleration, TAL Education Group, Jeff Weiner, Scott Cook, Plum Alley, Sam Yagan, Mike Gamson, Chuck Templeton, Follett Knowledge Fund, and Signe Ostby. The company has raised $14.8 million total.

Other notable companies involved in information literacy this year:

Details about digital literacy and “learn to code” companies will be in a separate article, coming soon…

Audrey Watters


Who's Funding Education Technology?

A Hack Education Project

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