These ed-tech startups are making a splash with services ranging from language learning to college navigation for veterans
Educational technology startup companies are booming. During the first quarter of 2014, they raised more than $500 million — the highest number in capital in one quarter for this sector in the past five years.
Through the use of powerful technology, successful ed-tech startups are changing education in a variety of ways. Just think of the MOOC startup Coursera, which in its first two years had over 5 million users and more than 100 partner institutions.
The following five startups are increasing in popularity as they acquire more users and build powerful partnerships. You should keep them on your radar.
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