Edtech investment boomed during pandemic year 2020 and shows no signs of abating in 2021. In its recent edtech funding report, Brighteye Ventures found that European edtech venture capital surpassed $1 billion in the first half of this year, up from $711 million in all of 2020 — and it is on track to hit […]
The edtech sector was ripe for a revolution long before the global pandemic forced parents to become teachers and schools to go virtual. This accelerated switch to online learning also prompted investors to fling money at edtech startups, with the expectation that the education sector will be permanently changed. Education market researchers HolonIQ reported that […]
This week, Andrii Degeler and Robin Wauters talk to several edutech entrepreneurs to figure out how the landscape of the industry is changing, and what the insiders expect to happen in the future. It also turns out that, contrary to what many believe, not all educational startups are doing great during the pandemic.
Brainly, Kraków-based peer-to-peer learning network, has raised $30 million in a new round, bringing its total funding to date up to $68.5 million. The round was led by Naspers, with participation from Runa Capital and Manta Ray, and the capital will be used to expand Brainly’s user experience in the US, a key market for […]
EWDN has published a sprawling study into the CEE startup ecosystem’s ups and downs.
Polish education technology company Brainly has acquired Bask, a New York-based edtech startup. Bask, founded last year by 21-year-old Ryan Metzger, is a tool for students to learn and collaborate online via video and outside of the classroom. According to Brainly, a peer-to-peer learning solution, the video components will bridge the gap between students and […]