Liz Gannes

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Knewton Raises $51M for Personalized Learning

Education technology startup Knewton, which makes tools that adapt to each student’s learning style, has raised $51 million led by Atomico, along with GSV Capital and existing investors Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital and Founders Fund. This doubles the New York-based company’s funding and is meant to help it expand around the globe with schools and academic publishers.


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