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The Ed-Tech Funding Project

A Hack Education Project

Here is the latest data on “the business of ed-tech” for October 2017: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $454 million Number of investments: 20 Average investment size: $22.7 million / Median investment size: $5.3 million Number of acquisitions: 9 Number of mergers: 1 Number of IPOs: 2...

Here is the latest data on “the business of ed-tech” for September 2017: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $248 million Number of investments: 17 Average investment size: $14.6 million / Median investment size: $7.4 million Number of acquisitions: 6 Investment Trends The amount of money invested so...

I have updated my list of Gates Foundation education-related grants for the latest funds the Gates Foundation has released. You can find the full list of (education-related) grants here: funding.hackeducation.com/gates-foundation.html.

Here is the latest data on “the business of ed-tech” for August 2017: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $424,700,000 Number of investments: 10 Average investment size: $42,470,000 / Median investment size: $6,000,000 Number of acquisitions: 8 Investment Trends The amount of money invested so far this year...

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...

Here is the latest data on “the business of ed-tech” for July 2017: Amount of venture capital invested: $194,855,440 Number of investments: 15 Average investment size: $13.9 million / Median investment size: $2,090,000 Number of acquisitions: 6 Investment Trends The amount of money invested so far this year remains higher...

According to Crunchbase, Edsurge has raised $5.66 million in venture capital since 2012. (The list of investors in Crunchbase do not match the list of investors on Edsurge’s website.) Edsurge’s backers are some of the most active investors in ed-tech startups more generally, raising a lot of questions about the...

Edsurge was one of the many publications this week touting the Code.org press release which, in turn, touted the work it had done to boost the number of students taking AP exams in Computer Science. The College Board, which runs the AP exam, Code.org, and Edsurge are all funded by...

Edsurge has posted a story, "At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meet Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students" and does disclose that it's part of a research series paid for by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. At least one of the products featured in this story shares investors with Edsurge. This is precisely...

Edsurge continues its coverage of the closure of coding bootcamp Dev Bootcamp. It continues to not disclose its financial ties to Dev Bootcamp's owner, Kaplan. Kaplan University was, until recently, part of Kaplan Inc, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. Graham Holdings is an investor in Edsurge. Note: I have...