Edtech Platform GuaGuaLong Launched by Tiktok’s Owner ByteDance

Beijing-based technology company ByteDance, which operates content platforms like TikTok to entertain, educate and inspire people globally, has launched two educational apps—GuaGuaLong English and GuaGuaLong Mind—last month, as reported by AbacusNews. The former has been launched with the aim to teach 2-8 year old kids English and the latter to teach 3-6 year olds Mathematics in China.

Edtech SaaS Company, Classplus, Raises USD 9 Mn in Series B Funding Round

Noida, India-based Classplus has raised USD 9 million in its Series B funding round through investors like RTP Global, Blume Ventures, Sequoia’s Strive, Surge and Spiral ventures. As per a report in Inc42, during a Pre-Series A funding in February, the company had raised USD 2.5 million from Blume Ventures, Surge Ventures and other investors. The SaaS platform was

Vernacular-based Learning Platform GUVI Raises INR 6 Cr (USD 800K)

Chennai, India-based GUVI, operated by GUVI Geek Network Private Limited has raised Rs. 6 crores (about USD 800,000) from Education Catalyst Fund in a pre-series A funding round. Education Catalyst Fund is an education-focused venture capital firm managed by CPA capital. GUVI is an Indian vernacular-based platform that offers online programming courses for engineers and

How Remote Learning is Taking a Toll on Teachers

As the world has switched to remote learning, students are facing many accessibility, comprehension and environmental challenges. Besides students and parents, the struggle has gotten more intense for teachers. A recently conducted survey by Channel 3 in Connecticut, U.S.A, highlights the struggles that teachers in Connecticut are facing in taking remote classes while handling their

How Remote Learning Looks for Students with Special Needs

With the changing realities of the world, the education landscape has been forced to adapt to remote learning and adopt digital learning tools. The rise of remote education has raised concerns about the learning environment becoming challenging for students with vision and hearing impairments and those on the autism spectrum. “Particularly for students with disabilities,

Duolingo Raises $10M in a Quiet Transaction

Pennsylvania-based edtech platform Duolingo raised $10 million in venture capital from General Atlantic, as per an SEC filing. General Atlantic will take a board observer seat, as per the language learning platform. In December 2019, Duolingo became a unicorn with a valuation of $1.5 billion after raising $30 Million in a Series F funding round