Not so long ago, classrooms across America featured now-antiquated learning devices like the abacus, the slate chalkboard and the floppy disk. Even before the floppy disk era, students learned to type on clunky, noise-making contraptions known as “typewriters.” Now, however, classrooms are becoming more and more digital, with new education-focused software appearing every day—and investors are taking notice. This year alone, VC investors have funded 87 education software deals in the U.S., according to the PitchBook Platform. NewSchools Venture Fund rings in as the top investor with 8 investments. Not surprisingly, California is home to the largest number of edtech startups with the software development mecca in Silicon Valley. Behind California’s 37% are New York and Massachusetts tied at 11%. Following in the game of tag is another tie: Pennsylvania and Colorado both stake claim to 6% of the deal flow.