EdTech Funding Europe Q1 2015

Report: EdTech Funding in Europe up 95% in Q1 2015

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During the first quarter of 2015, edtech investments in Europe are up 95%, from €11.9 million to €23.2 million compared with Q1 2014.

The number of deals grew 72% from 12 to 19, the average amount invested in Q1 2015 was €1.5 million.

The strongest month was March with nine investments total, followed by February with eight, and January with two rounds.

European EdTech Startups mature

The first quarter of 2015 saw four Series A and one Series B rounds in European edtech startups. In Q1 2014 there was only one.

On the other hand, angel and seed rounds are down to six in Q1 2015 from eight rounds in Q1 2014.

European EdTech Hubs

In the first quarter of 2015 Berlin is leading the list of European edtech hubs in terms of number of deals and money invested. Berlin-based edtech startups raised over €6.5 million in a total number of four rounds.

The German capital is followed by Dublin with €4.1 million invested in two rounds. London, which led the list in Q1 2014 with five rounds and €6.7 million is down to one round in Q1 2015.


In Q1 2015 the leading verticals were continuing education and higher education with four investments each, followed by language learning with three investments.

You can purchase the full EdTech Funding Report Europe Q1 2015, listing all startups, investors, countries, cities and more, below.

EdTech Funding Report Europe Q1 2015

This report features

  • over €25 million invested
  • over 40 investors
  • 19 rounds
  • 11 European countries
  • updated May 2015

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Kirsten Winkler

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at EDUKWEST
Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST.