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Education

Bennin to lead new WGU fund
The former Strada Education managing director has been selected to oversee a newly-launched WGU venture fund targeting the education space.
EdtechX extrapolates Meten Education
Tsinghua University-backed Meten Education will merge with EdtechX to pursue market share with Chinese students and young professionals.
MSU and UMN help assemble $45m fund
Operator Collective’s inaugural vehicle secured 100 LPs including two universities to back business-to-business enterprises aligned with its diversity ethos.
Daily deal net: December 16, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Sojitz helps 3one4 Capital sew up new fund
Emory University's endowment fund was among the LPs that chipped in for the venture capital firm’s Continuum I fund, which has closed at $56.6m.
Duolingo converses with CapitalG for $30m
Carnegie Mellon University's language teaching app Duolingo has received series F funding from existing backer CapitalG and is now valued at $1.5bn.
CL Educate clears university startup funding
The education services provider is set to invest $4.2m in university-based startups in support of open innovation platform Wain Connect.
Purdue Foundry prepares to Double Down Experiment
Purdue’s Double Down Experiment accelerator will assist nine growth-stage businesses linked to the university with resources as they look to realise their expansion ambitions.

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Daily deal net: October 14, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 13, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 10, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net, August 2, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Illuminate Education coaches FastBridge Learning
FastBridge Learning spun out of University of Minnesota in 2015 and has been picked up by edtech firm Illuminate Education.
UL Ventures helps seed Enduvo’s endeavour
Enduvo, a virtual training middleware developer exploiting University of Illinois research, has secured seed funding.

Editor's Picks

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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