Funding

Student management edtech Clipboard raises $3 million

- October 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Edtech platform Clipboard, which helps school manage the extracurricular activities of students, has raised $3.1 million.  The round was led by SaaS-focused Sydney VC EVP, with support from existing backer Jelix Ventures, and Sprint Ventures., Clipboard is an online attendance tracking system that streamlines timely communication for staff, students and parents as students move around… Read more »

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Melbourne edtech raises $3.3 million to help schools improve student performance and wellbeing

- August 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne data analytics startup Intellischool has raised $3.3 million as it looks to go global with its edutech platform. The round was led by Sydney VC EVP and supported by social impact investor Save the Children Impact Investment Fund, edtech ventures Schoolbox and Curio Ventures, and personal backing from several edtech entrepreneurs. The capital is to bolster customer growth… Read more »

Data

There’s a big, dirty data secret in edtech that we need to talk about if we’re going to protect our kids and their futures

- June 13, 2022 4 MIN READ

Schools’ use of educational technologies (edtech) grew exponentially at the height of COVID lockdowns. A recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has exposed children’s rights violations by providers of edtech endorsed by governments in Australia and overseas. The lockdowns have ended but edtech remains embedded in education. Children will have to navigate issues of data… Read more »

Funding

Teaching aid platform Edrolo raises $40 million Series B

- June 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Edtech startup Edrolo has raised $40 million in a Series B that’s drawn the attention of four superannuation funds. The round was led by Blackbird, supported by AirTree and retirement funds Aware Super, HESTA, NGS, and Telstra Super.  The 10-year-old venture’s goal is to improve the resources and content schools use for teaching and learning. Edrolo… Read more »

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GO1 doubles its valuation to $2.8 billion after $100 million raise

- June 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based online corporate training marketplace GO1 has seen its valuation double to US$2 billion (A$2.8bn) after raising an additional US$100 million. The raise saw newly created Sydney edtech investment fund Five Sigma sign on as a new investor, with existing backers, including AirTree Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Madrona, Salesforce Ventures, and SoftBank Vision Fund 2… Read more »

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AI-based edtech Canopy Study plants $1.1 million Seed round

- April 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Canopy Study, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create adaptive and personalised ways to improve learning, has raised an $1.1 million in a Seed round. VC Folklore Ventures backed the edtech startup. The cash is earmarked for product development and to build out the team across Australia. Canopy Study uses AI and proprietary… Read more »

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Edtech startup FourthRev raises $11.2 million Series A to bridge the digital skills gap

- March 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Edtech startup FourthRev has raised $11.2 million in a Series A. The round was led by Paris-based edtech impact fund, Educapital, with support from existing backers Reach Capital, Emerge Education and Danner Capital, as well as well as several individuals. The raise comes after FourthRev bagged a $4.16 million seed round led by US education-focused VC… Read more »

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English teaching startup Language Confidence raises $2 million seed round

- March 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney edtech startup Language Confidence, which uses artificial intelligence to help people learn to speak English, has raised US$1.5 million (A$2.05m) in a seed round.  The round was led by Southeast Asian VC Wavemaker Partners with support from Sydney early-stage VC Investible. The funds are earmarked for expand Language Confidence’s product range of AI-powered APIs… Read more »

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Workplace skills edtech Forage raises $35 million series B

- August 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

Topics

Why Australian EdTech is booming 

- May 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

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 »

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CareMonkey, the edtech parents use to keep track of school tasks, rebrands and expands as Operoo

- August 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

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 »

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David Gonski is chairing a new edtech accelerator for Rio Tinto aimed at creating a future digital workforce

- March 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

  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 »