Where Top VCs Are Investing in Edtech

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According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 billion in US venture funding) was invested in education startups in the US in 2018; there were only 112 education-focused deals. In line with the trend in venture capital overall, this represented an increase in overall capital but a concentration in fewer deals (mainly large late-stage rounds).

Education is regarded as a tough market for achieving VC scale returns. In this article, four leading edtech VCs and six of the top generalist VCs (who have a track record of education investments) share where they see opportunity in this sector.

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