Where Is All The VC Money Going In Education Technology?

Everyone and their mother seems to have an edtech startup these days. You know I love a good hyperbole, but I’m not exaggerating too much on this one. We get literally hundreds of emails a day asking for coverage of the “latest and greatest” new edtech products. There’s even been talk of an edtech bubble. Some of these products and new companies fall of the map just as quickly as they arrived, and others end up being the recipients of the flood of venture capital money that has washed up into the education market. 

The handy infographic below – which is interactive on the Marketplace website if you click the link – looks at where all of this money is going. We’re currently on track to see over $2 billion in VC money hit the education market in 2014. The graphic uses data from the NewSchools Venture Fund, and estimates that $452 million was invested in the category in 2013 – showing a huge increase year over year. If you head to the website to play with the interactive graphic, you’ll see that each bubble represents a deal. You can click on each for more information.

Do you see any of this investment money trickling down to your school in the form of new products and services yet? Tell us what you think. Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Venture Capital Investments in EdTech

(Click the image to view the interactive version)

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