Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

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Online educational technology startup Knewton has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by New York City-based VC firm FirstMark Capital, after securing a $6 million Series B round of financing a little over a year ago. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and...
Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More
                                       

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