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Investment in Early Learners Is on the Rise

As venture capitalists and private-equity firms continue to invest billions of dollars in education, they’re increasingly directing their funds to early childhood development, a long-neglected subset of the education population, according to a panel of impact investors this week at SXSW EDU.

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A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Weld North Education is named after the Harvard dormitory where its founders first met in 1982. Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies.

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ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments.

Owl Ventures Just Closed a $315M Edtech Fund. Here’s What It Sees From Its Perch.

It’s been a record-setting year for venture capital investments in U.S. education technology, and early signs in 2019 suggest the industry is poised for another cash infusion. Already, one New York-based edtech company has raised $100 million.

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The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal

If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors (ahem, as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. Last October, the London-based education group went public on Nasdaq with no revenue, assets or product.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record. There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash.

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Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

Earlier this week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative named Sandra Liu Huang as its head of education, filling a vacancy created when Jim Sheldon, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, left the organization this summer.

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity. It’s usually more fun to be on the other side of the table, reviewing pitches—rather than pitching.On the bright side, that experience “helps you build empathy for entrepreneurs,” says the co-founder and general partner at Reach Capital, and “what it feels like when investors ignore you, when they lead you on.”

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New Markets Venture Partner’s Not-So-New Edtech Fund Finally Closes at $68 Million

When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks.Now, more than two years later, New Markets is finally calling it a wrap. Its latest fund, dubbed “New Markets Education Partners II,” formally and finally closed on April 30, totalling $68 million.

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Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark

To Impact Investors, Foundations, and Policy Makers,Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler YeatsI wish you knew deep in your bones why it’s so hard for teachers to light that fire for students.

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