The Top 10 Companies Acquiring and Investing in Ed Tech Startups

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.

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 [...]

Join Us for CoffeeStartups Chapter 1- January 26 10am, San Francisco

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If there are two things I love it's coffee and startups. You add those two ingredients and you have an awesome community. With that begin said I'm excited to partner with Matthew Wise cofounder of founderly to organize a series of CoffeeStartups events in San Francisco.

CoffeeStartups is for coffee lovers, storytellers, geeks, technologist, gourmets, and creative people passionate about sharing stories and drinking coffee. At each CoffeeStartups Stories event we bring together entrepreneurs, thought leaders, technologists, designers, and writers to share a unique [...]

Announcing the Social Media Business Forum, 10/23 Durham, NC

The Social Media Business Forum will feature speakers from marketing companies, technology companies, and social networks discussing ways in which business communications have changed due to social media. We are planning sessions on internal and external communications methods for both B2B and B2C companies. There will be an estimated 200 people in attendance.

A few of the speakers announced are:

Social Media brings Dinosaurs back to life at the Museum of Life and Science

Today I attended the Dinosaur Trail exclusive Blogger/Tweeple Preview at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC.

The event was organized by Beck Tench, who manages the Museum Life and Science Twitter account (@lifeandscience). Beck reached out to the local Triangle, NC blogging and Twitter community, which is strong, for the exclusive preview event. And if you think bloggers and tweeple are not interested in dinosaurs, then you're wrong. Before the event began, tweets were tweeted, asking who's going, and everyone was excited to preview the new dinosaur trail.

Joining me was fellow [...]

8 overlooked web apps that everyone should be using – episode 020

Today on Talk Social News we take a look at 8 overlooked web apps that everyone should be using. So you want to know the 8? Watch the video or listen to the podcast and let us know what you think.

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