The Top 10 Companies Acquiring and Investing in Ed Tech Startups

May 28, 2013 — 1 Comment

We all know the ED Tech Space is being disrupted. It’s also a very lucrative for both venture capital and founders building new educational platforms. CBInsights provides more data just how lucrative, as it reports that Ed Tech companies received $1.1 billion in venture capital in 2012. The report also provides us with a list of the top 10 companies acquiring and investing in Ed Tech Startups.

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With $1.1B in Ed Tech venture capital financing in 2012, we wanted to take a closer look at which of the larger education companies, both private and public, have been most active in both acquiring and investing in emerging, privately-held Ed Tech companies.

Based on M&A and financing data since 2010, London-based publisher Pearson tops the list with 15 acquisitions or investments in Ed Tech companies and is followed by Providence Equity Partners-owned education software provider Blackboard.

via CBInsights

If you’re in San Francisco on June 20th, join us for the Future of Education panel with founders from Udemy, Coursera and Imagine K12.

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The Future of Education Panel

 

 Eren Bali
CEO & Founder | Udemy
 Andrew Ng
CTO | Coursera
 Tim Brady
Founder and Partner | Imagine K12
 Matthew Wise
CEO & Founder | Cosemble

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San Francisco, CA 94107

 

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