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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work