Japanese MOOC Schoo raises $1.5 million

Coursera and its ilk in the US aren’t the only ones making big moves in the massive open online course (MOOC) space, over in Japan a series of companies are making progress — including Tokyo-based Schoo, which just raised $1.5 million, as Startup Dating reports, TNW reports. The round is 152 million yen (approximately $1.52 million), and is led by investors Itochu Technology Ventures, Anri and Incubate Fund. The former two are existing investors which put together Schoo’s seed fund in October 2012. The company was founded in January 2012 and it currently has more than 40,000 registered users who enjoy access to over 130 different online courses.

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