Tag Archives: Venture capital

Say What? Buzzfeed follows up on D2L story with solid reporting

In a post last month I questioned the growth claims that D2L was pushing to the media based on their recent massive funding round. A key part of the article was pointing out the lack of real reporting from news … Continue reading

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D2L raises $85 million but growth claims defy logic

Yesterday D2L announced a second round of investment, this time raising $85 million (a mix of debt and equity) to go with their $80 million round two years ago (see EDUKWEST¬†for a useful roundup of news and article links). While … Continue reading

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Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn

Late last year I wrote a post about Desire2Learn’s laying off more than 7% of the workforce, speculating that something had changed at the company. In particular, I didn’t buy the company line¬†about continued growth. In the end, I have … Continue reading

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Why VCs Usually Get Ed Tech Wrong

I don’t often get to write these words, but there is a new must-read blog post on educational technology by a venture capitalist. Rethink Education’s Matt Greenfield argues that there is no generalized bubble in ed tech investment; rather, the … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Boundless Copyright Infringement Suit

On December 17th, the Boundless OER-based textbook startup issued a press release describing the settlement they had reached with Pearson, Cengage, and Macmillan in the lawsuit those three companies had filed against the company. (Full disclosure: Pearson has been a … Continue reading

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