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Handshake Secures Another $80M To Accelerate Virtual Recruiting and Diverse Hiring Practices

Handshake, the largest early career network helping millions of students from all backgrounds get hired and launch their...

May 12, 2021 · 6 min read


OpenClassrooms Secures $80 Million in Series C Funding

OpenClassrooms, a mission-driven category leader in online education-to-employment programs announces today it has raised $80...

April 28, 2021 · 5 min read


Newsela Announces $100 Million Series D Financing

NEW YORK – Leading K-12 instructional content platform Newsela announced today a $100M Series D investment led by new...

Feb 25, 2021 · 4 min read


Descomplica Raises USD 84.5M, the Biggest Round for an EdTech in Latin America

São Paulo, Brazil – Descomplica, the first EdTech company in Brazil to enter the higher education market, closed a new...

Feb 18, 2021 · 4 min read


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Eruditus In Increasing Access to Education Across the Globe

The Eruditus group, consisting of Eruditus Executive Education ( and its online division EMERITUS...

Sep 1, 2020 · 6 min read


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

This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela...

Jan 23, 2019 · 2 min read


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

This piece was published in Fortune on January 16, 2019. India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war...

Jan 16, 2019 · 3 min read


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

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce our support for RaiseMe, whose college readiness software platform is...

Jul 26, 2018 · 3 min read


New Investment in Ellevation Education

Jim Shelton: About 1 in 10 students across the country are English Language Learners. In California, 1 in 4 are ELL students....

Jan 12, 2018 · 1 min read


New Investment in Byju’s

  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invested in BYJU’s, an innovative company based in India that leverages...

Sep 8, 2016 · 2 min read


New Investment in Andela

  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invested in Andela is support the organization longer-term growth as they continue to...

Jun 16, 2016 · 2 min read


New Investment in Ellevation Education

We invest in companies and entrepreneurs supporting student learning. Recently, we invested in Ellevation Education, a...

Feb 17, 2016 · 1 min read


Investment in Newsela

 Through Zuckerberg Education Ventures, we invested in Newsela, a literacy platform which offers news articles for students...

Oct 6, 2015 · 1 min read


Investment in MasteryConnect

   As part of our commitment to personalized learning, we invested $5 million in MasteryConnect to support K-12 educators...

Sep 22, 2015 · 1 min read


Investment in AltSchool

AltSchool is building a network of micro-schools that provides a uniquely personalized and child-centered K-8 learning...

May 4, 2015 · 1 min read


Investment in Bridge International Academies

We invested $10 million in Bridge because we believe all students around the world should have access to quality education....

Mar 17, 2015 · 1 min read