A Sydney edtech startup helping people unlock the power of cloud software has raised $1.3 million in a seed round. The raise for Saasguru was led by Sydney VC Square Peg, with support from Black Nova and comes just six months after the venture was formed . Co-founders Amit Choudhary and Atif Saad developed their… Read more »
Online teaching and learning platform Atomi has raised $9 million in a Series A. The round led by Sydney VC OIF Ventures amid plans for continued international expansion and team growth in the US and UK. Playing in the e-learning space alongside the likes of Education Perfect, Atomi is an online teaching and learning platform that video… Read more »
Skills training startup Forage has raised US$25 million (A$35m) in a series B. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Telstra Ventures, Citi Ventures, Gaingels, Cap Table Coalition, ETF@JFFLabs and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and FundersClub. The raise comes less than 12 months after the four-year-old Y Combinator graduate, previously known as InsideSherpa, landed a US$9.3 million series A. Forage… Read more »
The UK is proving to be an effective ecosystem for growth and innovation for Australian and New Zealand tech companies looking to expand internationally. The proof is three Melbourne entrepreneurs, Dennis Volodomanov, Dmitry Levin and Leon Kosher, whose idea, KISA, a simple-to-use mobile phone to meet the needs of the elderly, disabled and visually impaired… Read more »
Australia has long been known for the quality of its education system, so it’s not a big jump, to assume with the local talent and infrastructure, that the nation would also be good at building education technology solutions. Pre-COVID theedtech sector was growing. In just two years the local sector almost doubled in size and Australian… Read more »
CareMonkey – the management system for school and parents to deal with online forms, medical data and excursions and other school adventures – has rebranded as Operoo. While parents deal with email requests, the system is designed for schools and other organisations to cut slow, time-consuming and repetitive paper-based tasks. Operoo CEO and co-founder Troy… Read more »
David Gonski is chairing a new edtech accelerator for Rio Tinto aimed at creating a future digital workforce
Mining giant Rio Tinto is investing $10 million in a new startup accelerator to tackle potential skills gaps in Australia’s future workforce. The four-year Future Minds Accelerator program, supported by startup accelerator BlueChilli and Amazon Web Services (AWS), will target school-age learners, with prominent businessman and University of NSW Chancellor David Gonski chairing an… Read more »
Young entrepreneur Blake Garrett has set about eliminating a pain point that will be dear to the heart of many a school principal. Garrett is the founder of School Bytes, a comprehensive cloud-based school management platform which allows a school’s front office staff to streamline their admin and operational processes. They say necessity is the… Read more »
One founder addressing the issue of digital wellbeing is AWS EdStart participant Greg Margossian. A father of one, Margossian is the originator of Saasyan Assure, an EdTech software company that offers a cyber welfare solution for schools. Saasyan Assure works with existing firewalls and allows schools to detect, monitor and report unusual behaviour online. It… Read more »
Designed to assist education technology (EdTech) startups to develop teaching and learning solutions on the AWS cloud, EdStart is helping push boundaries and innovation in the sector.
Auckland edutech startup Kami has raised $1.42 million (NZ$1.5 million) in funding led by Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital.
Edutech startup OpenLearning raises $8.5 million Series A to further expansion across Southeast Asia
Australian edutech startup OpenLearning has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round led by Malaysian companies Prestariang Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad, with participation from a handful of local investors.
Having kicked off the round last year, the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures has led a $3.75 million Series A round for edutech startup Intersective.
Prosper Education has developed RoyalABC, a ‘language learning ecosystem’ based on a Cambridge English curriculum that looks to teach children British English.
Brisbane startup Math Mate is working to help all kids engage with and enjoy learning maths through the development of gamification app Do Math Good.