Tag Archive: Edutech

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    by Angie Chang

    Co-Founder Lynda Weinman Raises $103 Million Venture Capital For Eponymous Online Learning Platform lynda.com

    The female-founded edutech company receives a huge first round of outside funding, with big plans for expansion.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Co-founded by Lynda Weinman in 1995 and profitable since 1997, online learning platform lynda.com has big plans to scale and grow internationally with its first round of outside funding – $103 million from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.

    lynda.com earned over $100 million in revenue in 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Mexican Female Illustrator Aleksa Delsol Leads Booming Mobile-Education Market With Yogome

    Aleksa Delsol is the lead illustrator at Yogome, a Mexico-based startup and iOS gaming company to help kids globally learn through play.

    By Erin Swanson (Director of Digital, The Way Women Work)

    Education for kids is going mobile, and it’s booming.

    We recently caught up with Aleksa Delsol, the lead illustrator at Yogome, a Mexico-based startup and iOS gaming company harnessing the power of tech and design to help 21st century kids learn by simply having a lot of fun.

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    by Angie Chang

    EduTech Startup Insane Logic And Female Founder Zoe Peden

    Insane Logic’s co-founders Zoe and Andrew released flagship product MyChoicePad a year ago, targeting schools and the speech and language therapy markets. Since then, MyChoicePad has taken over Zoe’s life.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Women entrepreneurs abound in the world, but they don’t seem to get the same amount of recognition as their male counterparts. As a serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology, I’m always excited to learn about and, in this case, work with other technology focused female entrepreneurs like Zoe Peden, co-founder of Insane Logic in our One Million by One Million Premium program. Insane Logic is an education technology (EduTech) startup that provides interactive communication products for the education and health sectors.

    Zoe Peden spent the first nine years working in the education and academic publishing industry in product

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Teaching Children On Your iPad

    There are probably more women innovating on the iPad to educate the next generation. Let us know about these women and their companies/products in the comments below.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Angry Birds on an iPhone or iPad used to be a good babysitter, but don’t you want to educate your children while they play on your iPad?

    Introducing a host of female-founded startups working to make the iPad experience for your child an educational one. These female founders range from moms to business executives, from programmers to creative types. There is no “type” for edutech entrepreneurs innovating on the iPad.

    Here are female founders building apps and readers for children’s entertainment AND education:

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Patricia Araque Creates Meaningful EduTech Startups In Spain

    By Patricia Araque (Co-Founder, Ellas 2.0)

    Editor’s note: Patricia Araque is co-hosting Founder Friday Barcelona on December 2, 2011. FREE RSVP for Founder Friday here.

    When I was a kid, I used to play to run my own school and write lists of imaginary students. I spent my time between papers and books and toy phones, imagining that I helped children find their paths.

    Then I grew up and suddenly forgot my dreams. I chose to study advertising and public relations in college. There were hard years, mostly because I discovered that everything

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    by Angie Chang

    Edutech Startup Founder & CEO Sue Khim Talks Accelerators, Programming, and Saving Students Money

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Sue Khim is founder and CEO of Alltuition, a startup that empowers students and their families to navigate the financial aid process. She developed the concept for Alltuiton when she was a junior at the University of Chicago with $50,000 of undergraduate debt. With her co-founders Sam Solomon and Silas Hundt, together they have built out a powerful platform of college finance tools.

    Alltuition brings every step of financial aid into one easy interface, like a TurboTax for college. Students, parents, and grads can fill out forms, manage deadlines, compare loans, and more.