Category Archives: EDBRIEF

Short updates on the latest happenings in European edtech.

EDBRIEF: Applications open to Start Planet NI

Start Planet NI is a tech accelerator program located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. For its first cohort, Start Planet NI will host 10 tech startups – five from Northern Ireland and five from across the globe.

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EDBRIEF: Bertelsmann launches Education Group

Bertelsmann announced that it has combined its education activities into a separate business unit, Bertelsmann Education Group. Kay Krafft leads the unit as CEO, Jarek Gabor serves as CFO.

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EDBRIEF: Studienkreis acquires Tutoria from Holtzbrinck

The leading German private tutoring company Studienkreis announced that it has acquired the website and technology of Tutoria, an online portal for private tutoring launched by publisher Holtzbrinck in 2007.

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EDBRIEF: sofatutor partners with German Bookstore Thalia

Berlin-based educational video platform sofatutor launched a new product line that will be available at Thalia bookstores across Germany. According to founder and CEO Stephan Bayer, sofatutor aims to reach new audiences at a location where they are already looking for educational content.

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EDBRIEF: Pearson agrees to sell Stake in The Economist Group

Pearson agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group for £469 million in cash. EXOR S.p.A. will purchase 27.8% of the shares, the rest will be repurchased by The Economist Group. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2015.

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