Category Archives: Investments


Latest investments by NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund’s Seed Fund has been hard at work since it officially kicked off early this year. The group now counts more than 20 investments (editor’s note: EdSurge is one). The fund typically makes investments of $50K to $100K.

Reeba Zachariah & Boby Kurian / The Times of India

Manipal to buy back 12% from 2 investors

India’s largest education services company Manipal Global will buy back 12% stake held by IDFC and Capital International for nearly $140 million, even as the Bangalore-based company wants to spin off its international university campuses into a separate company

Rip Empson / Techcrunch

TechStars Grad Testive Raises $500K From HubSpot Co-Founder, Others For Its Test-Prep Platform That Adapts As You Study

Testive, an alum of TechStars’ Boston accelerator, has developed a new line of test-preparation products in partnership with MIT that seek to make old-school testing and test prep obsolete

Jon Sakoda / NEA Blog

A Crisis in Education is a Terrible Thing to Waste

The U.S. education system is facing a public crisis of confidence. Students at the K-12 level consistently underperform in math, science and reading compared to peers in China, Japan and Australia

Rip Empson / Techcrunch

Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform

In 2010, Udemy set out to capitalize on the growing market for video-based online education by launching a learning platform that allows anyone to teach and participate in online video classes.
Charmi Gutka / DealCurry

Blume Ventures, First Light And Unitus Seed Fund Invest In MadRat Games

Blume Ventures, Unitus Seed Fund and First Light Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in MadRat Games Private Limited, that offers online and mobile Indian language learning game called – Aksharit, As stated by Medianama.