All posts by Kirsten Winkler

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST.

EdTech Startup List: Spain

For this Startup List let us start with the bad news first. EdTech is not playing an as important role in Spain as it does in some other markets in Europe. EdTech lags far behind verticals like ecommerce, leisure and travel.

On the other hand this means that the Spanish EdTech market is a market that still bears lots of potential to grow and improve. And keep in mind that these startups are prone to quickly expand into EdTech markets in South America, a strong region for growth.

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European EdTech raised over €65m in Q3 2016

NEW: Get our latest EdTech Funding Report Europe 2016.

In the third quarter of 2016, investments in European education technology surpassed €65 million coming from over 39 investors across 22 deals. The majority of deals (17) was closed in September.

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EdTech Startup List: France

French startup founders have discovered an appetite for EdTech as it seems. For our latest EDUKWEST Europe Startup List we have curated a total of 100 startups that are changing the education landscape in France.

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France: Klaxoon raises €5 Million

For a complete overview about the French EdTech Market checkout our EdTech Startup List France.

Quiz and engagement platform Klaxoon raised 5 million Euro from White Star Capital, Wind, Arkea Capital, Xavier Niel, Cyril Grislain Karray and Xavier Gury.

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Investment in Digital Infrastructure = EdTech Growth

Last week European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger stated at the Austrian Alpbach forum that Europe needed to invest an estimated 600 to 700 billion Euros into its digital infrastructure in order to not fall further behind the United States and China.

Oettinger urges that Europe must quickly develop fiber optic networks as well as 5G wireless  in order to stay competitive.

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