US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

The U.S. education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at the halfway mark since at least 2015. Looking at the top 10 deals so far in 2019, companies focused on workforce training dominated investor interest. Coursera, Andela, Degreed, A Cloud Guru and Lambda School all offer courses tailored for people who want to pick up new professional skills. The industry has seen record-high, high-year-mark averages among seed rounds and Series A rounds.


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