duolingo News of 05/31/20
Edtech’S Newest Unicorn, ApplyBoard, Lands $1.4b Valuation With Fresh Funding
Brothers Martin, Meti and Massi Basiri all left Iran to study abroad in Canada. After struggling with every aspect from the visa process to grade conversions, the brothers saw an opportunity to make the transition to study internationally more ...
Equity Monday: Intel Covets Moovit, Two Early Stage Rounds, And Uber’S Earnings
Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a jumpstart for your week. Equity had a busy last few days, so to help you catch up: Friday’s episode was a lot of fun (Duolingo, Figma, OMERS, and aquafaba), and we also ...
Understanding Duolingo’S Quiet $10m Raise
Earlier this month, edtech unicorn Duolingo raised $10 million in new venture capital from General Atlantic, per an SEC filing . With the raise, the online language learning platform accepted its first outside investor in almost three years. ...
Labster’S Latest Partnership, And What It Tells Us About The Future Of Remote Learning
Labster , a virtual science lab edtech company, today announced that it is partnering with California’s community college network to bring its software to 2.1 million students. California Community Colleges claims to be the largest system of ...
Duolingo’S New App Teaches Children How To Read And Write
Until now, Duolingo ‘s focus was always squarely on teaching languages, but today, the company launched Duolingo ABC , a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6. Originally, the company had planned on unveiling this app later in the ...
Edtech Startups Prepare To Become ‘Not Just A Teaching Tool But A Necessity’
As Stanford , Princeton , Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online. At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning ...
Adding India To Your Business
Kumar Shah Contributor Share on Twitter Kumar Shah is the founder of Transit Capital , a cross-border VC firm that partners with growth-stage entrepreneurs building global champions. At the ...
Duolingo Is Now Offering A Beta Version Of Latin Courses
Duolingo is one of the most popular apps on the market for folks who want to learn languages. And now, the service is giving users a way to truly ‘carpe diem’ by offering a course in Latin . If you’re wondering why Duolingo is ...
NEA Spinout NewView Capital Raises $1.35b For Its Debut Growth Fund
Companies are staying private longer and longer and New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has a new plan to combat the negative implications of the trend. The storied venture capital firm has invested in a spinout fund called NewView Capital and sold 31 ...