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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.
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.

Other News

UL Ventures helps seed Enduvo’s endeavour
Enduvo, a virtual training middleware developer exploiting University of Illinois research, has secured seed funding.
iRobot enrolls Root Robotics for acquisition
Harvard's Root Robotics markets an educational coding robot that teaches children about computer programming and has now been acquired by iRobot for an unspecified amount.
Daily deal net: June 17, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Upswing sizes up $2m
Stanford-backed student support platform UpSwing has added $2m from investors including Impact America Fund to take its total to approximately $5m.
Early Learning awakens with Renaissance
Edtech provider Renaissance has bought UM's early years education assessment provider Early Learning Labs, vindicating twenty years of government-funded research.
FutureLearn examines $65m investment
More than six years after being launched by Open University to offer massive open online courses, FutureLearn has raised its first external funding from Seek Group.

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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