December 2017’s European edtech deals

A monthly overview

December 2017 was a bit of a quiet month, with over $14.6m of funding raised in 5 deals — of which $12.7m went to Graduway in a Series B round. One Emerge portfolio company, Peergrade, also close a $1.5m round to finance product development and international expansion.

December’s largest edtech deals:
Graduway closed a $12.7m Series B round led by Susquehanna Growth
Peergrade received $1.5m in funding from Y Combinator, byFounders, and Project A among others

Read on for the full list of edtech deals in December 2017.

Blue Frog Robotics

Blue Frog Robotics has developed a mobile, sociable and emotionally intelligent robot designed to be a companion for the whole family (via FinSMEs).

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Date: 22/12/2017
  • Type: Series A
  • Total Raised to Date: Undisclosed
  • Investors: Fenox Venture Capital


Graduway’s platform simplifies how institutions engage their alumni, students, and supporters, enabling them to connect with each other (via PR Newswire).

  • Location: London, UK
  • Round: $12.7m
  • Date: 7/12/2017
  • Type: Series B
  • Total Raised to Date: $15.8m
  • Investors: Susquehanna Growth


LearnLink is a digital platform that follows the sharing economy principles to bring together students and tutors (via Shifter).

  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Round: $159k
  • Date: 5/12/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $159k
  • Investors: Innovation Norway and the Ministry of Culture

Peergrade (🌟 Emerge portfolio company)

Peergrade’s simplifies peer feedback in school and university classrooms, reducing the time spent on grading without compromising on quality (via Nordic9).

  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Round: $1.5m
  • Date: 21/12/2017
  • Type: Series A
  • Total Raised to Date: $1.92m
  • Investors: Y Combinator, byFounders, Project A, Nordic Makers, Learn Capital

Peppy Pals

Peppy Pals has developed a range of children’s games for both entertainment and educational purposes (via Nordic9).

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Round: $240k
  • Date: 18/12/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $318k
  • Investors: Internetstiftelsen