Liz Gannes

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K-12 Education Start-Up Edmodo Raises a Quick Series C

After raising $15 million in a round led by Greylock Partners’ Reid Hoffman and Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler late last year, Edmodo has now already added another $25 million led by NEA’s Tony Florence. Edmodo counts eight million registered users, which include each of its K-12 schools and districts, which also now compose a larger superset of teachers who congregate by subject area community on the site.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus