Nomad Education raises 800.000 Euro

French mobile learning startup Nomad Education raised €800.000 from BPI France, COFACE and a group of private investors.

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London requires English Language Test for Uber Drivers

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Uber is facing new trouble in Europe. This time, Public Transport Body for London (TfL) wants to require Uber drivers pass an English language test among other regulations that it originally intended to implement Oct. 1st.

However, Uber has now won the right to take TfL to court in order to challenge these possible new regulations.

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Writefull – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Writefull
Website: www.writefullapp.com
Headquarters: London, UK
Vertical: K-12, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
Tech: Software (Windows, Mac)

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FUNDED: Lingvist raises $8 million Series A

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Lingvist, an adaptive learning platform for languages, raised a $8 million Series A led by Rakuten with participation from existing investors Smartcap, Inventure and Jaan Tallinn.

Founded in 2013, Lingvist raised a €1 million Seed round last year and has signed up over 100,000 learners. The platform claims to teach a language in 200 hours.

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HEDLINE: Macat closes $30 million Angel Round

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Macat, a London-based edtech startup that is working on an online learning platform and critical thinking tool, announced that it has closed a $30 million Angel Round. Macat previously raised an undisclosed $20 million from a group of angel investors.

Founded in 2012, Macat works with leading academics who create accessible analyses and multimedia content of seminal texts like The Art of War, Capital in the 21st Century, Clash of Civilizations, The Selfish Gene or The Second Sex.

The new funding will be used to add more content to the platform and for global expansion.

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