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Venture

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

Jan 23, 2019 - This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation...

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Venture

Fortune: Byju Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Jan 16, 2019 - This piece was published in Fortune on January 16, 2019. India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war chest that includes funding from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to go global. The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. startup that makes learning games for young children....

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Chan Zuckerberg Supports RaiseMe In Helping More Students Own Their Path To College

Jul 26, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce our support for RaiseMe, whose college readiness software platform is making higher education more accessible by empowering students to pursue their own path to college and beyond. CZI joins Teamworthy Ventures and impact venture funds Salesforce Ventures and Strada Education Network in the $15M...

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Education

New Investment in Ellevation Education

Jan 12, 2018 - Jim Shelton: About 1 in 10 students across the country are English Language Learners. In California, 1 in 4 are ELL students. We’re investing in another round of funding for Ellevation Education, a software company that develops programs that help teachers meet the needs of their ELL students. Ellevation’s programs help teachers track student...

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Education

New Investment in Byju’s

Sep 8, 2016 -   The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invested in BYJU’s, an innovative company based in India that leverages technology to provide students with engaging personalized learning experiences. This was CZI’s first investment in Asia. Education has the power to unlock potential and improve lives all across the globe. That’s why...

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Education

New Investment in Andela

Jun 16, 2016 -   The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invested in Andela is support the organization longer-term growth as they continue to innovate and promote equality in education. Andela is an international education organization focused on closing the opportunity gap worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg:  As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Priscilla and I are...

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