November’s European edtech deals

A monthly overview

The European edtech scene has been busy, with 12 deals in November at a total $61.27m of funding (an increase of 33% over the last month). The UK alone saw $57.76m in VC investment, and two Emerge portfolio companies (Morressier and Fire Tech) announced they have closed rounds this month.

November’s largest European edtech deals:
Kano closed a $28m Series B round led by Thames Trust and Breyer Capital
Touch Surgery secured $20m from 8VC
Sam Labs closed a $6.75m deal with Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures.

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


BinaryBots

BinaryBots is a smart toy that brings coding to life by teaching children to create their own robots (via Bdaily).

  • Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Round: $670.6k
  • Date: 13/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $670.6k
  • Investors: Mercia Equity Finance

Fire Tech (🌟 Emerge portfolio company)

Fire Tech is the UK’s leading provider of extracurricular tech education for 9–17 year olds (via Education Technology).

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $882.4k
  • Date: 02/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $882.4k
  • Investors: Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, Emerge Education, angels

Kano

Kano creates computer and coding kits for all users of all ages (via FinSMEs).

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $28m
  • Date: 01/11/2017
  • Type: Series B
  • Total Raised to Date: $44.5m
  • Investors: Thames Trust and Breyer Capital

Morressier (🌟 Emerge portfolio company)

Morressier helps researchers and universities to collect, organize and share research material during and after academic conferences (via TechEU)

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Round: $1.7m
  • Date: 15/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $1.7m
  • Investors: Redalpine Venture Partners, Jan Reichelt/Emerge Education, Jan C. Maier

Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper is a creativity platform used by teachers to help primary students develop their writing, reading and creative thinking skills (via EdSurge)

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $789k
  • Date: 15/11/2017
  • Total Raised to Date: $2.3m
  • Investors: Newable

Sunlight

Sunlight facilitates employee access to books, events and courses online within a set budget (via FinSMEs).

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $673k
  • Date: 01/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $831k
  • Investors: SpeedInvest, Seedcamp, Annection

Sam Labs

Sam Labs is a construction kit for wireless toys to help children learn coding, engineering and DIY skills (via FinSMEs)

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $6.75m
  • Date: 14/11/2017
  • Type: Series A
  • Total Raised to Date: $11.2m
  • Investors: Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures

TinyApp

TinyApp is an app for early years education that improves communication and cooperation between teachers and parents (via Good News Finland)

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Round: $189.6k
  • Date: 08/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $189.6k
  • Investors: Angels from Finland, Sweden and Saudi Arabia

Touch Surgery

Touch Surgery is an app that helps postgraduate medical students to practise surgical skills at any time and anywhere (via Orthofeed)

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Round: $20m
  • Date: 07/11/2017
  • Type: Series A
  • Total Raised to Date: $21m
  • Investors: 8VC

Workkola

Workkola connects students with startups to work on real online projects, gain employability skills and build portfolios (via bdaily).

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Round: $296.3k
  • Date: 03/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $296.3k
  • Investors: Undisclosed

Zeeko

Zeeko equip children to deal with serious digital issues, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and social media safety (via siliconrepublic).

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Round: $118.4k
  • Date: 07/11/2017
  • Type: Grant
  • Total Raised to Date: $118.4k
  • Funder: Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate programme

3D Bear

3D Bear is a library of curriculum aligned content for 3D-printing, AR and VR (via XEdu).

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Round: $1.2m
  • Date: 29/11/2017
  • Type: Seed
  • Total Raised to Date: $1.3m
  • Investors: Rethink Education