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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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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