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Education Start-Up Clever Scores $3 Million

Online education start-up Clever closed a $3 million seed round of funding, the company announced on Monday. Investors participating in the round include those from SV Angel, Y Combinator, Mike Maples, Jeff Clavier, Google, Ashton Kutcher and others. Clever — a company which provides tools to third-party ed-tech developers in order to better integrate into school system software — first launched at the end of June, a product of the Y Combinator startup-accelerator program.


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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