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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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FUNDED: Domoscio raises €250,000 from Inventures

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Domoscio, a French edtech startup that connects cognitive science and big data for adaptive learning solutions, raised 250,000 Euros from Inventures.

Founded in 2013, Domoscio is a SaaS provider that integrates easily into existing content from educational publishers. The startup will use the new funds to expand into markets outside of France.

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HEDLINE: McGraw-Hill Education invests €6 million in busuu

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McGraw-Hill Education acquired a minority stake in London-based language learning startup busuu for €6 million.

busuu had previously raised capital from business angels Hansi Hansmann and Martin Varsavsky and a €3.5 million Series A led by PROfounders Capital.

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Startup Profile: Lingvist

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Name: Lingvist
Website: www.lingvist.io
Headquarters: Tallin, Estonia
Vertical: Language Learning
Tech: Web App


Learning a new language is on top of the list for many people across the world, may it be for professional reasons, may it be for personal development. Yet, the task of acquiring language skills still is often tedious, frustrating, costly and lengthy.

Lingvist, an edtech startup from Estonia, is following a new adaptive and personalized approach to language learning based on data analytics and content stripped down to the relevant essentials.

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Startup Profile: ExamTime

Name: ExamTime
Website: www.examtime.com
Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
Vertical: K-12
Tech: Web App


Personalized and adaptive learning are (again) big topics in education technology. Dublin-based ExamTime.com just recently came out of beta and made its learning platform available to the public.

During the beta phase over 600k from 190 countries joined the platform and created over one million learning resources.

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