education

Why VCs can’t afford to ignore EdTech any longer

The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.

the next multibillion-dollar edtech company

What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like

Education companies nationwide are raising funds, and eyebrows, as they receive more and more attention from the national media. In the past few months, more than $110 million has flooded startups like 2tor, Coursera, The Minerva Project and StraighterLine. In 2011, VCs invested nearly $430 million in edtech companies, and by 2015, the market size for U.S. education could reach $1.2 trillion, according to recent estimates.