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Who's Funding Education Technology?

A Hack Education Project

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for XXX: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $331 million Number of investments: 18 Average investment size: $20.7 million / Median investment size: $4 million Number of acquisitions: 13 Number of mergers: 1 Number of IPOs: 2 Number...

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for March 2018: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $402.5 million Number of investments: 19 Average investment size: $25.16 million / Median investment size: $5.76 million Number of acquisitions: 4 Number of mergers: 1 Number of spinoffs: 0...

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for February 2018: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $$180.8 million Number of investments: 19 Average investment size: $10 million / Median investment size: $6.8 million Number of acquisitions: 7 Number of mergers: 0 Number of IPOs: 2...

Just a quick note to say that I have updated my list of all education-related grants by the Gates Foundation. (There were a few made in December that I didn’t catch when I finalized my year-end numbers.) There were over 200 education grants funded in 2017, totaling more than $238.5...

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for January 2018: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $336.8 million Number of investments: 20 Average investment size: $16.8 million / Median investment size: $4.1 million Number of acquisitions: 14 Number of mergers: 1 Number of IPOs: 0...

I have been keeping track of “who’s funding Edsurge” for a while now as the company operates as one of the major storytellers for Silicon Valley’s ed-tech industry. In addition to investors and venture capitalists who fund the site, there is also a substantial number of companies who pay for...

I’ve made some changes to this site, most obviously updating the header image. Thanks to Bryan Mathers. (Why a pigeon?) Those who look closely will also note that I have also changed the copyright information. No longer is there a Creative Commons license on Hack Education material. This really doesn’t...

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for the month of December: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $109.95 million Number of investments: 10 Average investment size: $10.9 million / Median investment size: $7 million Number of acquisitions: 11 December wasn’t the slowest month of...

I have updated “The History of the Gates Foundation” timeline to reflect this year’s statements from Bill Gates about how the organization’s education efforts are “evolving.” I’ve also updated the totals for the grant money it distributed this year: $235 million. You can see the list of these grants at...

These are the investments and acquisitions related to part ten of my year-in-review series. Investments in Behavior Management Companies Hero K12 raised $150 million in June from private equity firm BV Investment Partners Flipd raised an undisclosed amount of funding in August from Ryerson Futures Inc and Candice Faktor Acquisitions...