Primary school-focused edtech bina raises $1.4 million

Berlin-based edtech bina has raised $1.4 million. The startup focuses on primary school education (ages 4-12) and aims to provide a personalised experience for every student. The new funding is expected to further expand the team as well as foster R&D efforts. With an estimated 40 million teachers around the globe choosing to leave the […]

UK-based Learning Technologies Group announces plans to acquire US-based GP Strategies for $394 million

File this one under “something you don’t see every day,” UK-based edtech Learning Technologies Group has announced its plans to acquire NYSE-listed, Colombia, Maryland-based GP Strategies for $394 million. LTG is an e-learning and associated technologies provider that was founded in 2013 and is a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange. This will be […]

Peer-to-peer university recruitment platform Unibuddy raises $20 million

It’s been a while since my university and post-grad days, but I can quite vividly remember the selection process. “Do they have this? Is there a course on this? What’s a typical day of classes like?” Oh to have a service such as Unibuddy on board. The London startup which provides exactly this type of […]

Corporate learning platform edyoucated raises €2.1 million

It’s no secret that the “modern” education model, one that was popularised over a century ago, is, quite frankly, broken. So why do we so desperately hold on to this “old school” way? Well, Münster-based edyoucated is seeking to change this. At least at the corporate learning level. The startup has raised €2.1 million and […]

Early-stage edtech focused VC firm Sparkmind closes fund at €55 million

Helsinki’s edtech focused firm Sparkmind has closed its fund at €55 million, with the aim of supporting seed to Series B round founders. Sparkmind’s primary focus is on European startups, but they report that they’re not strictly limited by geography. Just 18 months old now, Sparkmind is looking to invest in 20-25 companies and has […]

Employee training platform Masterplan raises $13 million

Built over two rounds, employee training platform Masterplan has raised $13 million in convertible loans. Masterplan’s offer has become increasingly attractive over the past 15 months, with some major German brands jumping on board including Otto Group, VW, and EON. With this fresh influx of capital, the startup intends to further flesh out its software […]