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News Byte, a site that covers the boom in education technology, has raised a $400,000 seed round led by the Washington Post Co. and NewSchools Venture Fund, along with angels like Allen & Co.’s Nancy Peretsman and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Judy Estrin. Founded in February 2011, EdSurge is run by Elizabeth Corcoran, a veteran technology reporter who worked at Forbes and the Post.
News Bytelaunch partners Zynga, Comcast, Allen & Co., Amazon and Facebook. Given the VC firm was an early investor in Google, the tech giant’s lack of participation seemed strange when Kleiner Perkins launched the sFund a year ago. But then again, Google wasn’t really doing social a year ago. Google just bought Katango, the sFund’s first investment and its first exit.