Education Start-Up Focused on Making Flashcards Mobile Raises $9 Million

StudyBlue, which has more than 2.5 million students using its free apps to create flashcards and quizzes, has raised $9 million in a first round. Great Oaks Venture Capital led the round, with participation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Madison, Wis.-based company was founded three years ago by Chris Klundt while he was at University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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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