🚀 This Week in EdTech 🚀 (Issue #26)
27 Jun - 3 Jul 2022
🔷 Applying to the Techstars Workforce Development Accelerator and want to know what it's really like to participate in this program? Join this session on 26 July to hear directly from Techstars’ alumni as they share their experiences.
🔷 Additionally, Emerge Education released two lists:
1️⃣ Their top 50 emerging companies for workforce development - see here
2️⃣ Their top 50 emerging companies for higher education - see here
💰 US-based Nomad Health raised $105m. Nomad’s user base includes 250,000+ healthcare workers who have submitted nearly half a million job applications on the platform. Additionally, Nomad’s revenue increased more than seven-fold since Jan 21.
💰 Gloat nabbed $90m to build AI-powered internal job marketplaces. Gloat’s customer list includes brands like Mastercard, Unilever, Schneider Electric, Nestlé, Novartis, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.
💰 Workvivo raised $22m, more than tripling its valuation. It develops workplace communication software and experienced more than 150% yoy growth for the past three years. Workvivo has 300 clients including Amazon, VMware, Bupa and Netgear.
💰 London-based hiring software startup Screenloop raised $7.3m. Screenloop provides hiring managers with data-driven candidate feedback after an interview. It also improves the quality of the interview with coaching, tips and real-time prompts.
💰 UK-based startup Workbuzz raised $1.8m. Workbuzz is an employee engagement platform helping companies gather real-time feedback. Its clients include Shell Energy, Premier Foods and HS2, and ARR is continuing to grow by c.8% per month.
💰 Stockholm-based startup Growloop raised $1m for its digital coach of the future. Comprising a digital leadership coach and trainer, Growloop allows teams to develop skills – meaning staff at all levels can grow and learn together.
💰 Jamyr raised $200k to help recruiters quickly create engaging video content. Jamyr believes that automated video content not only helps cut down on the time spent recruiting but also generates higher engagement and better message retention.
💰 Germany’s Simpleclub closed $7.5m. Simpleclub started with learning videos on YouTube. Now, it is an online learning platform where students can find learning videos, original A-level exams, tasks with solutions and ready-made summaries.
💰 Saudi startup AlGooru raised $1.8m. The company provides an educational platform for students to easily connect with a pool of private tutors.
💰 A web3 and NFT company that wants to become ‘the leading social network for kids’ raised $17m. Zigazoo plans to build a creator studio where users can create their own marketplace of NFTs and other digital goods.
💰 Kukua, a Nairobi- and London-based educational entertainment company and the creators of “Super Sema,” the first African animated superhero franchise, raised $6m. The show is executive produced by Lupita Nyong’o and since its launch, Super Sema’s YouTube Channel has attracted more than 40m views.
💰 Revolutionary virtual private coaching platform, Blayze raised $800k. Blayze's 24/7 online platform overcomes the many constraints of in-person coaching by offering individual online sessions with industry-leading professionals that are up to 95% cheaper than the in-person alternatives.
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