Antler Australia

iN2iTY Lab is solving the problem of uni students dropping out because of online learning

- December 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

With increasing numbers of university students turning to online education, dropout rates have reached an all-time high. With a background in education and technology, qualified teacher Greg Higgins realised this was a growing issue and in the process, is costing institutions and students billions of dollars each year. To try and solve this problem, Greg… Read more »

Data

How AI can shape university courses and what students should study to help them get the jobs they want

- October 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Graduates entering an ever-more-competitive job market are often unaware of the skills and values they offer employers. The challenge is greater with emerging job roles that require certifications and both multidisciplinary skills and specialist knowledge, even for entry-level positions. We seek to empower our graduates and maximise their career prospects. New research has enabled us… Read more »

Funding

Online learning startup Academy Xi raises $14 million

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Edtech startup Academy Xi has raised an additional $4.4 million to top up a $9.6 million round for a total raise of $14 million. New investors included philanthropist Robert McLean, Cuscal chair Bill Conn and funds manager Milford Asset Management. Previous backers Alium Capital Management, Giant Leap Fund, Pangaea Impact Investments and Perle Ventures backed… Read more »

Ajay Prakash
Funding

Blackbird backs jobs edutech startup EntryLevel as it looks to reskill the world

- August 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Work skills retraining startup EntryLevel is gearing up for a seed raise after pre-seed funding from Blackbird Ventures saw the virtual trainer reskill more than 30,000 people in just six months. Blackbird tipped $350,000 into the cohort-based edutech startup, which has an ambition to help one billion jobseekers around the world launch their careers through… Read more »

1Question, Ann Elnekave
Funding

An edutech app that makes kids answer math questions to open their phone just raised $1.94 million

- June 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

An educational app that helps screen-addicted kids study has raised nearly $2 million in a crowdfunding campaign through OnMarket. 1Question launched in April via the App Store and Google Play and already has over 13,000 downloads. Ann Elnekave developed 1Question with her husband, Issac. The phone app is designed for children up to age 12… Read more »

Topics

BRIGHT SPOTS: How Compass Education scaled its school platform when demand soared by 600% in 30 minutes

- April 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

While many businesses have been forced to close as part of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, one entrepreneur’s poison is another’s meat and alongside covering how to get through the next six months, and detailing what’s happening in small business land in our series “From The Frontline“, as well as recognising… Read more »

Topics

Two charts from an education startup that show the dramatic shift to online learning for schools

- March 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

  The parents of Australian children have ignored the pleadings of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer and increasingly withdrew their children from school over the past week. Even before the Victorian government announced it would end its first term early and the NSW Premier urged parents to keep their kids at home… Read more »