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Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M – TechCrunch

Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M – TechCrunch India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 …

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Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia – TechCrunch

Holberton brings its full-stack software engineering school to Colombia – TechCrunch Holberton School, the full-stack software engineering school that opened its first campus in San Francisco in 2015, today announced that it is opening two campuses in Colombia, one in Bogotá and one in Medellin. This marks the school’s first international …

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Language learning app Babbel sold 1M US subscriptions this year, moves into language travel – TechCrunch

Language learning app Babbel sold 1M US subscriptions this year, moves into language travel – TechCrunch In the world of online language learning, there are basically two heavyweights: Duolingo and Babbel. Duolingo is betting on a freemium model and a strong focus on using algorithms to help you learn better, …

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Edtech unicorn Udacity lays off 125 people in global strategy shift – TechCrunch

Edtech unicorn Udacity lays off 125 people in global strategy shift – TechCrunch Learning platform Udacity is to axe a big chunk of its workforce — which looks to be between a fifth and a quarter — as part of a global reorganization effort, according to VentureBeat. It reports the company is …

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How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis – TechCrunch

How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis – TechCrunch Startup entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in building a more agile response to the global refugee crisis and also helping to change the narrative around displaced people, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin has heard. Speaking during a panel discussing …

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Apoll01 wants to remake education by decentralizing the diploma – TechCrunch

Apoll01 wants to remake education by decentralizing the diploma – TechCrunch Dan Genduso spent nearly a decade working in consulting before landing on the Disrupt Berlin stage to launch his first startup, Apoll01 — a small company with a big idea about how to solve America’s expanding education crisis.  First …

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LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions – TechCrunch

LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Rebecca Liebman impressed a panel of high-profile investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff, at a SXSW pitch competition. She won and Benioff wrote her a check for $200,000 …

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