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Who's Funding Education Technology?

A Hack Education Project

This article offers more information about part four of my annual review of the year-in-ed-tech. Here are some of the details about who’s investing in learning management systems: In June, Edsurge published a story titled “Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe” – advice to entrepreneurs on...

This article offers more information about part four of my annual review of the year-in-ed-tech. Here are some of the details about who’s investing in learning management systems. None of the major technology platforms acquired any education companies this year. Their investments this year include: The computer refurbishing company Neverware,...

This article offers more information about part three of my annual review of the year-in-ed-tech. Here are some of the details about who’s investing in student loan and financial aid startups. Investments in Loan Startups Credible raised $10 million in Series B funding in January from Carthona Capital, Ron Suber,...

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...

Here is the latest data on “the business of education” for November 2017: Amount of venture capital invested during the month: $704 million Number of investments: 20 Average investment size: $39.1 million / Median investment size: $7 million Number of acquisitions: 4 Number of mergers: 1 Number of IPOs: 1...

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...