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.
Q3 marks more than $5B of Education VC invested through 2019. We expect to see $6.5B for the full year from a lower number of larger transactions.
22 Aug 2019. 1H19 and the evolution of Global EdTech Series-A rounds over the last ten years
400+ Global EdTech VC Deals in 1H 2019 worth $3.5B accelerating education innovation around the world
India is expected to overtake China as the largest country on earth by 2022 and grow to a population of about 1.5 billion by 2030. Education is set to become a powerful engine of the country’s economic growth and development.
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