Aid agency Save the Children Australia has backed a second startup with its Impact Investment Fund, taking an equity stake in education company Inquisitive. Save the Children Australia CEO Paul Ronalds said the investment is an exciting opportunity to increase Inquisitive’s social impact for children in low socio-economic areas, especially rural and remote areas, and schools… Read more »
The Envato Foundation has ramped up its charity work adding two new organisations to its ongoing support program. The Foundation is the charitable arm of creative marketplace Envato, which donates 1% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits to fund its work. Its new partners have a children’s education focus: online tutoring and education services support… Read more »
Microlearning platform EdApp is collaborating with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in a bid to upskill workers for free as part of a push towards sustainable development. The adult education startup, based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was chosen by UNITAR to help deliver a global learning initiative “Educate All” as part… Read more »
Compass Education co-founders John de la Motte and Lucas Filer Melbourne-based schools management platform Compass Education has landed $60 million in its first major raise, with private equity firm Advent Partners taking a minority share in the startup ahead of its international expansion. The school management software platform says it’s now used by more than… Read more »
Amazon Australia, fresh from its push to change the local retail landscape after launching here in 2017, is now turning its attention to the next generation of coders with a STEM program for primary school students. Camp Amazon is a two-year $150,000 initiative for 100 kids in years 3 to 6 to develop their… Read more »
The team behind Barbeques Galore just raised $20 million in series A funding for a children’s online tutoring business
Online tutoring startup Cluey, which wants to change the way kids learn using tech and AI, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. International technology investor Allectus Capital and Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Investment Group, including the listed Thorney Technologies Ltd, led the round, which takes the total raised to $31 million. Cluey is the… Read more »
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Autism support platform Rockmelon raises $3 million, customer communication startup Pendula raises $3.5 million
Sydney startup Rockmelon, which has created an education platform to help autistic children and their parents, has raised $3 million from angel investors to expand internationally.
To meet the skill demands of the Fourth Revolution we must look to the capabilities of our existing workforce, moving systematically to a lifelong learning model.
Auckland edutech startup Kami has raised $1.42 million (NZ$1.5 million) in funding led by Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital.
South America is the “new world” when it comes to opportunities for Australian businesses looking to expand internationally.
Vincent Quah’s eyes were opened to the potential of technology as a learning tool while he was teaching molecular genetics.
A few months on from raising $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, Brisbane startup GO1 has added a raft of new names to its leadership team as it gears up to accelerate its growth.
Melbourne education startup Maths Pathway, which has created an online learning system to help teachers better teach their students mathematics, has raised $2.1 million in a seed funding round led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
RMIT Online has partnered with Silicon Valley-based education provider Udacity to launch a series of online courses focused on bridging the tech skills gap.