Newsela, Inc. Announces Raising $4.1MM in Series A

WSJ reports this morning that Newsela Inc., a K-12 classroom focused edtech startup, announced that it raised $4.1MM in Series A funding. The company delivers news in format tailored for the readers at different reading levels.  The students can use Newsela to participate in classroom-wide discussion about the current events.

The funding was led by Owl Ventures, a San-Francisco, CA based VC firm focused solely on edtech startups. Other participants in this round include: Knight Enterprise Fund, Cambridge Information Group, NewSchools Venture Fund, and Kapor Capital. An undisclosed number of individual investors participated as well.

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Yevgeny Ioffe

Yevgeny Ioffe

Yevgeny Ioffe, or as people call him, Yev, has been working in both the startup world and established companies. His career spans from joining Xplana Learning as it launched to Cengage Learning to MBS Direct when it acquired Xplana in 2009. Yevgeny brings to EdTech Times his passion for start-ups and technology, along with his interest in the ever evolving world of edtech. Yevgeny obtained his BSc and MA from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston College.