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Game-Based Learning Platform Kahoot! raises $10 million

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Norwegian game-based learning platform Kahoot! has raised a $10 million round led by Fredrik Cassel at Creandum, current investor Tellef Thorleifsson at Northzone and Nagraj Kashyap at Microsoft Ventures. The latest round brings the startup’s total raised to $16.5 million.

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France: Nomad Education raises 800.000 Euro

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

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OpenClassrooms raises €6 million to fuel European Expansion

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French MOOC platform OpenClassrooms has raised €6 million from existing investor Alven Capital and BPI, Citizen Capital and Xavier Niel.

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HEDLINE: Uniplaces raises $24 million Series A

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Uniplaces, a student accommodation marketplace, raised a $24 million Series A led by Atomico with participation from existing investors Octopus Ventures, Shilling Capital Partners, and co-investor Caixa Capital.

Founded in 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal Uniplaces now lists over 40,000 student accommodation rooms in 38 cities across nine European countries and has generated over $25 million in bookings.

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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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