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"The Holberton School Secures $2.3M to Increase and Diversify Accepted Students," Edsurge wrote on February 7, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and the Holberton School share an investor: Reach Capital. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

Education technology startups raised $172,150,000 in January. More than half that total was the $100,000,000 invested in homework help platform Xueba100.com. The total for January was down by about $2 million from this time last year, and down by about half from January 2015 (a record-setting year for ed-tech investment)....

"Canadian Startup Raises $4 Million to Boost University Communications and Engagement," Edsurge wrote on January 27, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Edsurge and OOHLALA share an investor: University Ventures. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

"Speakaboos Acquires Homer to Inspire Kids to Love and Learn to Read," Edsurge wrote on January 20, 2017. This article fails to disclose that Speakaboos, Homer, and Edsurge share an investor: Deborah Quazzo. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

"PowerMyLearning Receives $6.5M to Expand Personalized Learning in High-Poverty Schools," Edsurge wrote on January 24, 2017. This article fails to disclose that the company and Edsurge share an investor: the Gates Foundation. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

The New York Times profiled Joshua Kushner this week. He's the brother to Jared, who is husband to Ivanka Trump and a confidante to President-Elect Trump. He's also the founder of Thrive Capital, a venture capital firm. The following are the education technology companies in Thrive Capital's portfolio: The Flatiron...

"Enterprise Language Learning Startup Lingo Live Raises $5.2 Million," Edsurge wrote on January 17, 2017. This article fails to disclose that the company and Edsurge share an investor: Owl Ventures. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

"New Coding Bootcamp Guarantees Jobs for Gradates," Edsurge wrote on January 5, 2017. Spelling mistake in the headline aside, the problem here is the lack of disclosure. Springboard, the company in question, shares an investor with Edsurge: John Katzman. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post....

Edsurge covers Forbes' 30 Under 30 list. No disclosure about the publication's connection to Forbes' contributor George Andres. Andres, husband of founder Betsy Corcoran, is an investor in Edsurge. For more information about this disclosure alert, read this blog post.

I created a new Twitter account today, @disclosedtech, that I'll be using to point out the shared funding connections between ed-tech products and ed-tech publications. I've noticed that Edsurge rarely adds disclosures to its articles (perhaps because it shares investors with almost every product it covers). I'm not sure sure...