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2015 Trends In Education Technology Ventures

By | October 16th, 2015|News & Updates, Robb Doub|

2015 Showing Significant Investment Trends In Education Technology Ventures At the completion of the first half of 2015, we began reviewing and digesting the published data on education venture investment activity and the education M&A market. The data for Edtech venture investment continue to show a positive trend with edSurge reporting that $1.1 billion was [...]

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Graduation Alliance Appoints Ron Klausner as CEO

By | October 12th, 2015|Graduation Alliance, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Graduation Alliance, leaders in alternative education, postsecondary and career planning, announces the appointment of industry executive Ron Klausner as chief executive officer. In this role, Klausner will spearhead Graduation Alliance’s continued growth, partnering with states and school districts nationwide to implement dropout recovery solutions as well as postsecondary exploration and career planning technologies. Klausner joins [...]

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Warburg Pincus Leads an Investment of Up to $60 Million in Higher Education Data Pioneer

By | September 29th, 2015|Civitas, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Uncategorized|

Growth investment will fuel product development and acquisition as Civitas Learning builds out the first comprehensive, education analytics system. Civitas Learning® (“the company”) today announced that Warburg Pincus is leading an investment of up to $60 million in the company. Civitas Learning has pioneered the use of data science and design thinking to support higher [...]

New York State Education Department Awards Grades 3-8 Assessment Contract to Questar, Inc.

By | July 10th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|

The State Education Department today announced that Questar Assessment, Inc. will be awarded the contract to develop the State’s grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics assessments.  The contract with Questar, Inc. must still be approved by the Attorney General and State Comptroller.  The new contract, valued at approximately $44 million, will run for five years and [...]

Think Through Learning Achieves B Corp Certification

By | April 24th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Think Through Learning|

Education Technology Company receives Platinum rating for meeting high standards of social, and environmental accountability and transparency Think Through Learning, creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation. This prestigious designation, based on the third-party assessment by the non-profit organization B Lab, is awarded to companies that meet [...]

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State Board Approves Statewide Assessment Contract with Questar Assessment Inc.

By | April 20th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Questar Assessment, Inc.|

The Mississippi Board of Education voted today to approve a 10-year, $110.9 million statewide testing contract with Questar Assessment Inc., beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The cost for the first year of the contract is up to $13.3 million. Minneapolis-based Questar has implemented more than 100 large-scale assessment programs across 19 different states since [...]

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AIG Invests in K2 Intelligence to Deepen Cyber, Other Risk Mitigation Capabilities

By | April 17th, 2015|K2 Intelligence, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today announced that it has acquired a minority stake in K2 Intelligence, an investigative consultancy. The companies have agreed to co-develop products and services that support AIG’s efforts to help clients mitigate and manage their cyber risk, and to explore opportunities in other key industry segments. K2 Intelligence was founded [...]

Kickboard Instructional Management Solution and Company Founder/CEO Jen Medbery are EdTech Digest Awards Finalists

By | March 30th, 2015|Kickboard, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

The Kickboard instructional management solution for K-12 districts and schools has been named a finalist in the “Cool Tools” student academic tracking solution category of the 2015 EdTech Digest Awards. Kickboard’s founder and CEO Jennifer Medbery has likewise been honored as a finalist in the program’s Leadership Awards. Now in its fifth year, the EdTech Digest Awards honor tools, trendsetters and leaders in [...]

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Hobsons Now Delivers a Comprehensive Suite of Student Support Services from K-12 through Post-Secondary Education

By | February 18th, 2015|News & Updates, Portfolio Companies, Starfish Retention Solutions|

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, today announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools, creating a unique all-inclusive portfolio of student support from grade school through [...]

Mashable Raises $17 Million in Series B Funding

By | January 29th, 2015|Mashable, News & Updates, Portfolio Companies|

Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding, led by Time Warner Investments. The capital will allow Mashable to add over 100 employees, investing heavily in strategic growth areas such as video production across all formats and Mashable’s proprietary Velocity technology, while also [...]