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Forage finds series B investors
ASU-backed Forage has added Telstra Ventures and Citi Ventures to its list of shareholders through a $25m series B round.
Duolingo brings in $521m IPO
Carnegie Mellon-linked Duolingo raised $521m in an upsized offering and saw its shares rise 36% on their first day.
Go1 inputs $200m in series D funding
The Oxford-backed corporate education resource provider’s overall funding now stands at more than $280m.
Squirrel AI gathers series C1 funding
Cash Capital-backed Squirrel AI Learning has raised tens of millions of dollars from investors including Susquehanna International Group and NGP Capital.
2U to pick up edX in $800m deal
The open online education platform’s founding institutions MIT and Harvard plan to sell edX to edtech developer 2U in a deal worth $800m.
Duolingo cues up initial public offering
CMU-founded language learning platform developer Duolingo was valued at $2.4bn as of its last funding round in November 2020.
Daily deal net: June 14, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: May 14, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

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Vanderbilt assembles nine spinouts
Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization generated nine new companies in 2020 and licensed a significant number of covid-related technologies.
Daily deal net: May 5, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Paragon passes acquisition exam
University of British Columbia spinout Paragon Testing Enterprises has agreed to an acquisition by Prometric Canada Testing Services.
Daily deal net: March 26, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
McGraw Hill caps Kidaptive purchase
Educational data software developer Kidaptive had raised more than $30m from investors including Stanford-StartX Fund.
Coursera to class as public company
University of Pennyslvania and Caltech are in line for exits when Stanford’s online education spinout lists on the New York Stock Exchange.

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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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