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Indian online teaching platform Teachmint raises $16.5 million

An Indian startup that began its life after the global pandemic broke last year said on Tuesday it has concluded its third financing round as it enables hundreds of thousands of teachers in the world’s second largest internet market run classes online and serve their students. Bangalore-based Teachmint said today it has raised $16.5 million in its Series A financing round. The round was led by Learn Capital, the San Francisco Bay Area-headquartered venture capital firm that focuses on edtech fir...
Tags: Google, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, Bangalore, San Francisco Bay Area, Gupta, Better Capital, Learn Capital, Lightspeed India Partners, Vinit Sukhija Partner, Teachmint, Brainly Better Capital


Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds

As 2020 comes to a long-awaited end, a series of filings indicate that venture capitalists are ending the year with fresh money. According to SEC paperwork, Learn Capital and USV have filed paperwork that shows the firms have raised new, multimillion-dollar funds. If you’ve been paying attention to news this past year, it’s clear that much of venture capital isn’t just surviving 2020 – it’s flourishing through it. Zoom investing, it seems, is working just fine for cash-rich firms looking to d...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Tech, USV, SEC, Jack, Sam, Union Square Ventures, Max, Altman, Owl Ventures, Learn Capital, Jonathan Shieber, Jack Altman


Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components, in order to help communities maintain more social distancing. That has in turn led to a surge in the usage of tools to help home learners do their work better, and today, one of them is announcing a growth round that speaks to the opportunity in that market. Brainly, a startup from Poland that has built a p...
Tags: TC, Europe, Education, Indonesia, Funding, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Quora, Poland, Brazil, Machine Learning, Homework, Gamification


Springboard raises $31 million to expand its mentor-guided education platform to more geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more geographies. The Series B financing round for the San Francisco-headquartered startup was led by investment firm Telstra Ventures . Vulcan Capital and SJF Ventures, as well as existing investors Costanoa Ventures, Pearson Ventures, Reach Capital, International Finance Co...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, 500 Startups, Springboard, Kumar, Vulcan Capital, Reach Capital, SJF Ventures, Vivek Kumar, Learn Capital, Telstra Ventures


Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart

Edtech has been a hot category for investors for some time. Surging demand for better classes globally from new entrants to the knowledge economy has pushed revenues to new highs. Now, coupled with the rapid propagation of coronavirus forcing dozens of colleges and universities to shut down and move entirely online, the sector is even further in the limelight. New York-based Teachable rode that wave since its founding in 2013 as Fedora, creating a marketplace for teachers to sell their online co...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Education, Singapore, Tech, Amsterdam, Brazil, Edtech, General Atlantic, Crunchbase, Exit, Udemy, Pluralsight, Durham North Carolina, GIC


Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding

 Varsity Tutors, the learning platform founded in 2011, today announced the close of a $50 million Series C funding round led by Learn Capital. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investor TCV also participated in the round. Varsity Tutors started as an offline service, connecting the best tutors on campus with those who needed help for IRL study sessions. Fast forward seven years and… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Education, Tech, Tutoring, Online Learning, Varsity Tutors, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, TCV, Learn Capital


Scoutible reels in $5 mln seed

Scoutible, a gaming platform for discovering talent, has raised $5 million in seed funding. Learn Capital and Mark Cuban led the round with participation from other investors that included Great Oaks, New Enterprise Associates, Stanford StartX Fund and Mindset Ventures. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA (October 25, 2017) — Scoutible, the first video game-based artificial intelligence for hiring, today announced their Learn Capital and Mark Cuban led funding of $5 Million in seed capital. Great Oa...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Mark Cuban, Venmo, VC Deals, Learn Capital, Great Oaks New Enterprise Associates Stanford, Scoutible, Angela Antony


Teachable books $4 million to turn everybody into educators online

 Education tech startup Teachable (formerly known as Fedora) has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding according to CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company provides a platform that’s like a Shopify or a SquareSpace for tutors or teachers. Its platform allows subject matter experts to quickly construct online courses and sell or give them away to their followers, setting their… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Education, Tech, Venture Capital, Edtech, Online Learning, Fedora, Accomplice, Teachable, Learn Capital


Bryant Stibel invests in China’s English instruction startup VIPKID

Bryant Stibel, the venture capital firm co-lead by Kobe Bryant, invested in VIPKID, an online education platform offering remote English instruction for children in China. Education tech VC firm Learn Capital facilitated the connection between Bryant’s partnership and the company. Source: Press Release
Tags: China, Trends, Kobe Bryant, Bryant, VC Deals, Learn Capital


DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

 DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com. The company also quietly closed a $4 million round of venture funding led by Learn Capital, and joined by Spark Capital, at the end of 2015 to support the development of JAM, Klein told TechCrunch. Courses on DIY’s new site JAM… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Media, Education, Entertainment, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Steam, Venture Capital, Cartoon Network, Online Learning, E-learning, Spark Capital, Jam


Teachable raises $2.5 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace

 New York-based Teachable has raised $2.5 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with learners online. The company’s technology lets instructors teach courses online in any subject without having to commit their proprietary materials and personal brands to a single platform.… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Education, Tech, Venture Capital, Edtech, Naval Ravikant, Accomplice, Teachable, Learn Capital