Early Stage Education Solutions Get the Investors
May 7, 2012
Startups developing innovative educational software that transforms the ways we learn and teach get noticed by venture capital investors big and small. In fact, 111 VC investors have invested in companies in the Education Software industry since 2010. While larger companies like test prep pro Knewton and online degree-focused 2tor may secure later stage rounds upwards of $30 million, the early stage is where the investment quantity is. A clear majority of Education Software investments has occurred in the early stage—accounting for 62% of the total. Two deals in today's newsletter, Engrade and Carnegie Speech, are representative of this investment distribution. Later stage investments comprise just 20% of investments in this industry. The remainder comes from seed and angel funding.