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Kukua, creators of “Super Sema,” raises $6 million, led by Alchimia and Tencent

Kukua's recent investment will support its goal to continue building an IP-centric kids’ “edutainment” universe with original content,...

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Degreed’s co-founder is back at the company he left…with the startup he built

David Blake started Degreed in 2012 to give individuals a platform to turn to for open access educational content.

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What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one...

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Startup layoffs, the art of reinvention and a MasterClass in change

Changes within a particular startup can be used as benchmark questions for their larger market; in other words, we can use the micro to better...

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MasterClass cuts 20% of 600-person staff to ‘get to self sustainability faster’

MasterClass, an education platform that sells subscriptions to celebrity-taught classes, has cut 20% of its team to “adapt to the worsening macro...

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Wilco gamifies your path through your software engineering career

Israeli startup Wilco describes itself as “an immersive upskilling platform for software developers,” and snuck out of stealth this week with its...

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Kibo School gets $2M to offer online STEM degrees to students in Africa

Kibo School opened the application window for its full-time Computer Science degree yesterday.

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Edtech company Pok Pok raises $3M to expand its digital play experiences for kids

Pok Pok, a Toronto-based edtech company, has announced that it raised $3 million in seed funding to expand its play-based learning experiences for...

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Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE raises $8M to expand across Africa and the Middle East

Yahya Bouhlel started coding in his early teens. Within this timeline, he interned at several companies in Palo Alto, California. Most of his work...

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Go1 nabs $100M at a $2B+ valuation to upgrade its curated enterprise learning platform

Go1's product is a platform that brings in content from other providers, like Blinkist, Thrive, Skillsoft, Pluralsight and Harvard Business...

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South Africa’s edtech FoondaMate eyes speedy takeoff after $2M funding

Educators also use FoondaMate to share learning materials with students, and to set and post homework.

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Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent on why the metaverse isn’t overhyped

Bent, a consumer-focused investor, explained why backing early-stage crypto companies can often involve a "leap of faith"

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Class buys tech from its own founder’s first edtech company for $210 million

Before starting Class, a Zoom-friendly virtual instruction tool, Michael Chasen was the founder of Blackboard, one of the first cloud solutions for...

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Scott Galloway’s edtech startup, Section4, lays off a quarter of staff

Section4, an upskilling startup launched by prominent NYU professor Scott Galloway, has laid off a quarter of staff sources say. The layoffs, which...

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Leland breaks into the coaching space with a focus on careers, not classes

The startup tells TechCrunch that it raised a $4 million seed round led by Contrary.

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Educapital aims to raise a $160 million fund focused on edtech and future of work

VC firm Educapital recently announced that it has reached the first close of its second fund. The team has already secured $105 million (€100...

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Use data from Q5 to boost mobile app growth for the entire year

Wondering how to improve the marketing performance of your mobile app in the spring without experimenting and extra costs? Take advantage of results...

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Manara gets $3M to grow tech talent pool in the Middle East and North Africa

Manara trains software engineers for fee, recoups investment after they are employed.

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Glorang scores $10M Series A to expand its edtech marketplace across Asia 

Glorang, a Seoul-based edtech startup that offers after-school classes and extracurricular activities via online for students between the ages of 3...

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After layoffs, Flockjay lands on a new SaaS-y vision for tech sales

Flockjay Elevate is a platform for sales teams to use within their companies to get better at their jobs.

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Is the SaaS selloff over?

The decline in the value of annual recurring revenue, or ARR, may be over, but there's also scant indication that we're about to see a...

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Qureos raises $3M to grow its learn to earn platform

UAE-based Qureos has raised $3 million pre-seed funding to grow its remote learning and work platform that has a third of it users in Africa.

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Course Hero scoops up Scribbr for subject-specific study help

For an undisclosed price, Course Hero has acquired Scribbr, a proofreading and editing service for academic writing. This is Course Hero’s latest...

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Winnie has a new plan to help childcare centers scale care

When Winnie was first founded in 2016 by Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall, it was focused on childcare solutions built for parents. “The other SaaS...

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Schoolytics is a dashboard that keeps teachers, students and parents on the same page

When I was in school — which, judging by how my spine feels most mornings, was fourteen thousand years ago — keeping track of how you were doing...

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Lung-health startup Respira Labs inhales $2.8M to help respiration patients breathe easier

Respira Labs, a medical technology company specializing in respiratory care, which first unveiled its product to the world last year, successfully...

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Why these Udemy execs left to build a better Udemy

Darren Shimkus spent five years scaling Udemy, a corporate learning business, from $1 million in annual recurring revenue to $100 million. Eight...

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Scopio aims to turn hematology into remote work with $50M C round

Today, if a hematologist wanted to dive into the exact organization and structure of your blood cells, they’d probably need a microscope in a lab....

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