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Edwatch: Edsurge

Organization Name: Edsurge
Company Line: EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology. We report on latest news and trends in the edtech industry to help: • Entrepreneurs who build new products and businesses; • Educators who use these tools; • Investors and others who support companies and schools. We share information vital to all in the ecosystem: trends, available jobs, opportunities and events. We are building a database of rich information about emerging products and how they’re being used. We also run a series of conferences where educators and entrepreneurs meet on common ground and exchange feedback on how to build and refine tools to improve educational outcomes. With the right tools, technology can transform “learning” from something we did in classrooms at fixed hours of the day to something we can do anywhere, anytime.
Bottom Line: EdSurge Inc. is an educational technology company that publishes newsletters and operates databases used by venture capitalists, teachers, school administrators and others. [1] The company was founded in 2011 by Elizabeth Corcoran, a former executive editor of Forbes and a former technology reporter for The Washington Post, by Nick Punt, a vice president at Inigral, a private social network for higher education, by Matt Bowman, a former Catholic school teacher, and by Agustin Vilaseca. [2]The company in February 2014 raised $1.5 million in funding from investors including GSV Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund and LearnCapital. [3] EdSurge’s initial funding in 2012 was led by The Washington Post Company and NewSchools Venture Fund, along with angel investors including Allen & Company’s Nancy Peretsman and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Judith Estrin.[4] -- From Wikipedia

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding:
• to develop product review pages focusing on math and literacy courseware and to reorient the EdSurge site from a reporting-intensive model to one to that engages users in dialog around education technology - 2012
• to conduct a detailed analysis of prominent 9-12 literacy and math content vendors for use in blended learning models and to disseminate findings broadly via an online database - 2012
• to conduct a detailed analysis of prominent K-8 literacy and math content vendors for use in blended learning models and to disseminate findings broadly via a white paper and an online database - 2011
Year Established: 2011
Organization Type: For Profit
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