Kahoot raises $28M for its user-generated educational gaming platform, now valued at $1.4B – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As schools stay closed and summer camp seems more like a germscape than an escape, students are staying at home for the foreseeable future and have shifted learning to their living rooms. Now, Norwegian educational gaming company Kahoot — the popular platform with 1.3 billion active users and over 100 million games (most created…

Edtech is surging, and parents have some notes – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Unlike most sectors, edtech has been booming over the last few months. Flashcards startup Quizlet is now a unicorn, digital textbook company Top Hat is finding unprecedented surges in usage and student success business Edsights raised nearly $2 million from high-profile investors, all from inbound interest. Investors are so confident that homeschooling might become…

As lockdowns stretch on, is edtech passing or failing? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Back in January, Georgia Tech professor David Joyner got a cryptic email from a student based in Wuhan, China. “I’m under quarantine, but my internet access is okay so I have more time to spend on classwork, I wanted to let you know,” the message read. Unsure why Wuhan would be under quarantine, Joyner…

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Bradley Tusk has carved a distinctive path in the VC funding panorama: A longtime political and communications operative, he has constructed a monitor document for Tusk Ventures by going after extremely regulated industries, relatively than shying away from them. Whether it’s ride-hailing, sports activities betting, hashish or myriad different regulated sectors, Tusk takes the…