More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top

More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top

London edtech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the London office, saying the job losses resulted from a “restructuring our business to focus on the U.S. education market”. In August we broke the news that Read more…

Kenzie Academy co-Founder and CEO Chok Ooi.

Kenzie Academy is scaling up a coding program for ‘the heartland’

The crowded landscape of programs teaching non-technical people to become software developers has been a proving ground for a new model of education financing: income share agreements (ISAs). With an ISA, students avoid paying tuition upfront or taking out private loans, instead paying a percentage of their income for a Read more…

Cyber-skills platform Immersive Labs raises $40M in North America expansion

Cyber-skills platform Immersive Labs raises $40M in North America expansion

Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity skills platform, has raised $40 million in its Series B, the company’s second round of funding this year following an $8 million Series A in January. Summit Partners led the fundraise with Goldman Sachs participating, the Bristol, U.K.-based company confirmed. Immersive, led by former GCHQ cybersecurity Read more…

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns

Gradeup, an edtech startup in India that operates an exam preparation platform for undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, has raised $7 million from Times Internet as it looks to expand its business in the country. Times Internet, a conglomerate in India, invested $7 million in Series A and $3 million Read more…

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B

Seoul-based education technology startup Mathpresso announced today that it has raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The company’s flagship app is Qanda, which provides students with math and science help and tutoring. Participants in the round include Legend Capital, InterVest, NP Investments and Mirae Asset Venture Investment. This brings Read more…

Man coding on computer at night.

Udacity will offer 100,000 free programming classes as part of the ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’

Udacity, the online education company founded by Sebastian Thrun, is launching a new scholarship initiative as part of the Pledge to America’s Workers job training initiative undertaken by the administration of President Donald Trump.  Under the leadership of newly minted chief executive Gabe Dalporto, Udacity is committing to giving away Read more…