Education

University Ventures enrols in Unicaf’s latest round
Online higher education platform Unicaf has raised series B funding from a consortium also including Goldman Sachs, EdX and CDC Group as it gears up to target more students.
OUI concludes strong quarter
Oxford University Innovation has released its quarterly figures that reveal more than 89% of external investments in its spinouts occurred in August.
Strategic Education devises seed fund
SEI Ventures will invest in seed-stage companies and give startups the opportunity to pilot their technologies across Strayer University and Capella University.
NovoEd passes acquisition test
Occupational learning tool developer NovoEd, based on research at Stanford, has been bought by Devonshire Investors after raising $4.8m of series A capital in 2014.
Kahoot loots funding at $300m valuation
Datum Invest has led a $15.3m round for educational game platform Kahoot, which is the result of research at Norwegian University of Technology and Science.
Turnitin marks Gradescope for acquisition
UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck accelerator has secured an exit as schoolwork assessment technology developer Gradescope was acquired by Turnitin.
Strivr arrives at $16m funding round
Virtual training software provider Strivr increased its total funding to more than $23m, having been incubated in partnership with Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.
StartX nurtures Kinedu in series A round
Stanford-StartX Fund has invested in childhood development app creator Kinedu, which counts childcare provider Advenio among its early backers.

Other News

VitalSource exercises Acrobatiq acquisition
Educational content creation platform Acrobatiq spun out from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and had been backed by the university's Carnegie Innovations division.
Galvanize animates $32m series C
Galvanize has raised $32m from investors including University Ventures and is using some of the money to acquire coding bootcamp operator Hack Reactor.
UC Berkeley SkyDeck checks in latest cohort
A total of 22 participants have each received $100,000 in funding as part of the UC Berkeley accelerator.
Matr does the math on $6.3m series A
UCL has backed digital tuition platform Matr with funding and its support in creating a university-accredited qualification for training online teachers.
Iowa State accelerates startups near and far
Iowa State's Startup Factory Network will train ten startups over 52 weeks at ISU Research Park, while another eight businesses will participate remotely from northern Iowa.

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Coursera sets sail for India
Coursera, which enables users to take online university courses, recently raised a $49m first tranche of a $60m series C round and is setting its sights on India.
The rise of edX
Analysis: The current state of MOOCs
MOOCs continue to dominate higher education headlines, but what is the current state of play, and what does the future hold for online course providers?
SLC blooms with $100m
The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC), backed by $100m from The Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and others, rebrands as new startup inBloom.
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