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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | More »

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...


Indian ed-tech market size to touch $2.5 bn this year, says report

The market size of online supplemental education opportunity in India is expected to touch $2.5 billion in 2016 and is poised to grow at 15% over the next three years, driven by innovative ways of delivering courses and study material by players in the space, according a report by research and advis...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech accelerator Edugild targets startups with a global road-map

One-year-old ed-tech accelerator Edugild believes in having a distinguished approach. In a country where most accelerators are either tech focused or generalistic, Edugild decided to be country’s first ed-tech startup accelerator. It does not work with test prep, e-learning, and tutorial startups ...

19 September, 2016 | More »

Rajan Anandan

Ed-tech startup Stoodnt gets funding from Google’s Rajan Anandan

Stoodnt, an educational-technology firm which facilitates interaction between students and admission counsellors or educational institutions, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in a seed funding round led by Google India managing director Rajan Anandan, the startup’s founder told TechCircle. The com...

12 September, 2016 | More »

Maheshwar Peri, founder & chairman, Careers360

How ed-tech firm Careers360 plans to open new revenue streams, boost profitability

Education-technology platform Careers360 is creating new revenue streams and adding more business verticals to bolster its profitability and reach out to a larger pool of students in the country. “We want to be in every space where a student aspirant in the age group of 16-24 years is sitting, and...

9 September, 2016 | More »


Anand Chandrasekaran, Ananth Narayanan invest in ed-tech firm Makkajai

Pune-based ed-tech firm Makkajai Edu Tech Pvt. Ltd has secured $250,000 in seed funding from a clutch of investors, including Ananth Narayanan, CEO of Myntra and Anand Chandrasekaran, former chief product officer at Snapdeal, it said in a statement. Other investors who participated in the round incl...

9 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech firm Byju’s gets $50 mn led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $50 million (Rs 332 crore) in a round co-led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), marking the first investment of the philanthropic foundation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Asia. Times Internet Ltd, part of media conglomerate Times...

8 September, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Prozo raises pre-Series A round

Prozo.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling study material, has raised its pre-Series A round of funding from a London-based venture capital firm and two affluent individuals, a person familiar with the development told TechCircle. Prozo, operated by Global Edu4Share Pvt. Ltd, has raised...

7 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech firm ConveGenius raises $900K from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Noida-based ConveGenius Edu Solutions Pvt Ltd, a mobile-based education venture, has raised equity investment worth Rs 6 crore ($90,000) from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The firm will leverage the funds to provide impactful ‘education for the masses,’ it said in a statement. “With the...

24 August, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech startup Unacademy gets funding from Flipkart, Paytm founders

Sorting Hat Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs educational-technology platform Unacademy, has raised Rs 6.7 crore ($1 million) from a clutch of investors including Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. The Economic Times, which first reported the ...

24 August, 2016 | More »

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