Online tutoring startup InstaEDU comes out of beta with $4M led by Battery Ventures

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that instruct tens of thousands of students at once may get the lion’s share of attention in online learning these days, but San Francisco-based InstaEDUis gaining traction with a far more intimate approach: teaching students one at a time, Gigaom reports. The online tutoring startup launched in public beta last May and, on Wednesday, said it was coming out beta with an additional $4 million in the bank. The Series A round, which follows $1.1 million previously raised, was led by Battery Ventures and includes current investor The Social+Capital Partnership. As part of the deal, Battery Ventures’ Brian O’Malley will join InstaEDU’s board.

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