Degreed CEO David Blake Wants To Reward Life-Long Learning

In 2012, when David Blake launched Degreed–an

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In 2012, when David Blake launched Degreed–an online platform where individuals and organizations can discover, track, and measure all their learning and skills–his mission was, as he puts it, to “jailbreak the degree.” Blake was taking on the educational establishment, which, he believes, “has given universities a monopoly on credentials and defining who is educated. They have the keys to opportunity in the market, and they are a gatekeeper at the front of the path towards upward mobility. I thought that was really unfair.”

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Voxy raises $12 mill …

Learning a new language can feel very

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Learning a new language can feel very academic, which is why Voxy is making the experience more practical by drawing on content from real world news, events, and locations. The edtech startup today announced new funding of $12 million to further develop its e-learning app. “Rather than teaching phrases that are not relevant to our learners’ needs, like ‘Janie kicks the ball’, we deliver real English content that is updated daily,” wrote Voxy CEO Paul Gollash, in an email to VentureBeat. Voxy’s users study with videos of people accomplishing daily tasks, audio recordings of real-life situations, karaoke-style music lessons, and current news stories.

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Raise.me grabs $12 m …

Preston Silverman got the idea for Raise.me,

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Preston Silverman got the idea for Raise.me, a startup that has created a clever new way for students to receive financial aid, while working as a volunteer at a school for untouchables in India called Shanti Bhavan. Taking a break from his job at a strategic consultancy that focused on emerging markets, Silverman was convinced that the educational system in the U.S. was just as broken as the one he was seeing in India and realized there had to be a better way.

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MasterClass raises $ …

If you want to learn something new, learn it

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If you want to learn something new, learn it from the master. That’s the thesis behind MasterClass, which offers tennis tips from Serena Williams, cooking advice from Gordon Ramsay and vocal training from Christina Aguilera. The startup has online courses from leaders in their field, charging about $90 for the hours long sessions. Students also have access to the community and instructor Q&As.

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CampusLogic Raises $ …

CAMPUSLOGIC, an online student financial aid

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CAMPUSLOGIC, an online student financial aid platform, on March 2 announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Led by 4.0 Partners, the money will support the expansion of CampusLogic’s digital financial aid tools, which aim to help students navigate financial aid forms and assist administrators in sending out personalized award letters. The funding will also go towards furthering development of CampusLogic’s recently acquired net price calculator, which calculates potential costs and financial options for students looking into attending a specific institution.

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San Francisco-based Motimatic, a behavioral

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San Francisco-based Motimatic, a behavioral science startup, has raised $3.4 million in Series A funding. University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners led the round with participation from GSV, the Jefferson Education Accelerator and Mike McCaffery, former CEO of the Stanford Management Corporation.

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Nearpod raises $21 m …

Nearly 80% percent of American adults have

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Nearly 80% percent of American adults have smartphones these days, according to Pew Research. And the kids are catching up, studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest. Now, an education tech startup called Nearpod  has raised $21 million in venture funding to help teachers turn mobile devices into a positive force for learning in the classroom, rather than a distraction they must fight against. Nearpod CEO Guido Kovalskys, who cofounded the company with Felipe Sommer and Emiliano Abramzon in 2012, described the startup’s products as: “Software and content that teachers can incorporate into their day-to-day instruction without any additional work.” The company’s platform is free for teachers to use, but they, or more often their schools or school districts, pay for access to Nearpod’s premium lessons and features.

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