SaaS e-learning platform LearnWorlds gets $1.1 million in seed money to spur growth

LearnWorlds, a Greece and UK-based edtech company that allow trainers and businesses to launch and monetise their branded online schools and training centers, has closed a $1.1 million seed round led by Marathon Venture Capital.  Panos Papadopoulos, a partner at Marathon Venture Capital, shares the reasoning behind the recent funding: “LearnWorlds is a rare breed of […]

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 […]