Every two weeks, we summarize all notable fundraising announcements and merger and acquisition deals for notable education companies worldwide. We provide key details about each transaction for this to be a helpful resource to keep track of all EdTech fundraising and M&A ventures worldwide.
Edition 1: Focusing on the first two weeks of January 2015, from the 1st until the 14th.
CampusTap closed US $500K in Seed Funding for Higher-Ed Social Network
Mergers and Acquisitions
EdTech Venture to Watch:
Only two weeks into 2015, there has been already been a significant amount of coverage focusing on the emerging Asian EdTech industry. As such, this week's the EdTech Venture to Watch is NetDragon Online. The varied group of investors, featuring in particular an animation company, underscores the growth potential for such an already successful company. Game offerings area already available for Chinese, English, Spanish, and Arabic players and these language offerings will only continue to increase. The range of target users is massive with NetDragon focusing on kindgergarten to high school students; engaging them through web-based and mobile apps. The demand for online education only continues to accelerate and the e-Learning services offered by Asian companies like NetDragon Online continue to innovatively connect with users and provide them with educational games to help fulfil learning needs.