Over 400 EdTech organizations globally raised Venture Capital in 1H 2019, totalling $3.5B of capital. We saw 90 deals over $5m, almost on par with 1H18, led by familiar players like 🇨🇳Zhangmen ($350m), 🇨🇳DaDa ($255m), 🇨🇳Knowbox ($150mm), 🇨🇳Gaosi ($140m), 🇺🇸Coursera ($103m), 🇬🇧Futurelearn ($65m) and rumours that Qatar’s Sovereign Wealth Fund is about to invest in 🇮🇳Byju’s ($200m+).
EdTech VC investment in 2018 was absolutely unprecedented, almost double 2017 investment levels. However, 2019 EdTech VC investment is on track to challenge 2018 flows, sustaining a significant step-up over the prior period. We are estimating 2019 will reach $7.5B of VC subject to the timing of several mega deals in play and assuming China continues investing at pace.
The fundraising evolution of every single education player globally that has raised a USD$100m+ VC round
The Complete List of Global EdTech Unicorns
The education innovation opportunity in Southeast Asia is rapidly gaining momentum. Often overshadowed by that of its neighbours, China and India, Southeast Asia is building a vibrant, much needed and regionally focused ecosystem.
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