Funding Galore for Publishers, District Data Platforms and More: Today’s Edtech News

Welcome to your Wednesday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have a tip for us? Shoot it over to cdoyle@technapex.com, and make sure to follow us on Twitter: @Technapex.

Higher Ed

PeerTransfer raises $6.4M to smarten up international student payments – VentureBeat

  • Rebecca Grant shares the scoop on the $6.4 million funding viagra dose maximale round for PeerTransfer, the startup aiming to make the payment process for students who study abroad more pharmacy online seamless. The current system often requires complicated money transfers, high exchange rates, and non-transparent fees –PeerTransfer takes care of these headaches.

Inkling raises $16 million for digital publishing software – San Francisco Business Times

  • Patrick Hoge reports on San Francisco-based digital publisher Inkling’s most recent venture funding round, which comes after they had already raised $23 million. We’ve covered Inkling on Technapex and their work to make digital pharmacyonline4better.com textbooks more interactive to increase student engagement.

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K-12

New online child safety rules aim to protect kids on social media, smartphones – NBC News

  • New COPPA guidelines went into effect on Monday, which are privacy laws aimed to protect young children from sharing online pharmacy personal information with other children (or adults) through the smartphone and tablet apps on which they play games. Companies who make educational games for children will need to be aware of the new guidelines, among which now require parents to approve their child’s participation in games that ask for geo-location.

Fun and Games (and Science) Make for Perfect Pitch – EdSurge

  • Betsy Corcoran attended Jason Calcanas’ Launch Education & Kids event in San Francisco last week, which included an edtech pitchfest where 20 companies presented their ideas to Calcanas, who announced at the event that he is raising a $10 million investment fund for startups.

Engrade Raises $5M to Accelerate Expansion of Platform, Districts Served – Press Release

  • This morning edtech startup Engrade announced a $5M funding round by VC investors. The company has created a platform that allows administrators and teachers to access student data more easily. The platform integrates district-wide software systems and resources for administrators to look at curriculum, teacher evaluation and assessment, student-home communications, and more.

Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.