Kahoot acquires Poio to expand its learning platform

Oslo-based Kahoot! appears to be on a bit of an acquisition spree as it attempts to build out its popular learning platform. Last week, it announced its purchase of DragonBox, a startup that builds math apps, for $18 million. Today, the Norwegian company is announcing its acquisition of Poio, also based in Oslo, for an […]

HelloWork buys French career guidance startup Diplomeo

Over in France, HelloWork (formerly the RegionsJob group), has acquired Diplomeo for a undisclosed sum. Founded back in 2012, Diplomeo offers a platform dedicated to guidance in the field of higher education, and the company claims it’s already supported 2.5 million students in France. Hence, the acquisition will enable HelloWork to strengthen its operations to […]

UK-based edtech startup Up Learn raises £2.5 million

British edtech startup Up Learn has raised £2.5 million in a funding round led by Forward Partners. The startup claims to be using AI and cognitive science to increase the efficiency with which people study. Founded in 2016, Up Learn currently offers A-Level economics and physics courses, with maths and psychology in the pipeline. The […]

London-based Kukua raises €2.2 million for its pan-African edutainment franchise

British media and education tech company Kukua has raised €2.2 million in a round led by Africa-based EchoVC, with participation from firstminute capital, Burda Principal Investments, Kima Ventures, and strategic angel investors. The company is also part of the Founder’s Factory edtech accelerator programme. Founded in London, Kukua is building its edutainment franchise starting from […]

London-based apprenticeship startup WhiteHat raises $4 million in seed funding

London-based apprenticeship startup WhiteHat has raised $4 million in seed funding. The round was led by Silicon Valley investor Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Village Global, ShopTalk and Money 20/20 founder Anil Aggarwal, and British tech entrepreneur Wendy Tan White. Nakul Mandan, partner at Lightspeed, will also be joining WhiteHat’s board.  Launched in 2016, WhiteHat provides […]

UK-based Fuse Universal raises $20 million for its mobile workforce learning platform

London-based edtech startup Fuse Universal, which provides mobile learning technology for workplaces, has raised $20 million in growth capital from Eight Roads Ventures. Fuse uses its mobile-based learning platform to drive employee performance, engagement, and retention. Fuse’s platform allows businesses to create, curate and share relevant internal and external content among employees to facilitate learning, […]