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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik