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Education startup Declara nabs another $9M to expand into Asia

A screenshot of education startup Declara's social-driven learning network.

Above: A screenshot of education startup Declara's social-driven learning network.

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Education tech startup Declara has secured a fresh $9 million in funding, the company announced today.

The additional capital is actually an extension of the $16 million round Declara raised back in April, bringing the total amount to $25 million.

The startup offers its clients (teachers, education administrators, etc.) a social network that focuses on helping people learn by personalizing the educational experience for each person within an organization. To do this, it combines semantic search, predictive analytics, and machine learning to pull up the right piece of content at the right time for users — and it does so in a way that isn’t restricted to spending a few hours inside a classroom.

Declara said it plans to use the new money to expand distribution of its technology into Asia and to further develop its technology. The add-on funding was led by Singapore’s EDBI and Linden Venture Fund.

Founded in 2012, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup’s technology is currently being used by teachers and education administrators in Australia, Chile, and Mexico.