So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here’s How 5 Colleges Are Doing It. – Education Article

As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are one method winning the attention of investors and education providers alike. Here’s the idea: rather than paying tuition up front, students pay back a portion of their income after graduating and landing a job. And if students don’t land a job, they pay back nothing.…

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Owl Ventures Just Closed a $315M Edtech Fund. Here’s What It Sees From Its Perch. – Education Article

It’s been a record-setting year for venture capital investments in U.S. education technology, and early signs in 2019 suggest the industry is poised for another cash infusion. Already, one New York-based edtech company has raised $100 million. Expect more dollars to flow. Owl Ventures, a San Francisco-based education technology investment firm, has closed $315 million for its third fund. Owl has been on a streak, having closed on a new fund every other year since its start. It launched in…

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Verizon Surcharge Will Affect Other Education Companies—Not Just Remind – Education Article

A new fee Verizon plans to impose on its business customers has galvanized educators this week to rally around the school messaging service Remind—so much so that the telecoms company agreed to make an exception and waive the impending fee for Remind’s K-12 users. But the surcharge, set to go into effect on Feb. 1, will be passed on to at least a dozen education companies—not just the one getting all the attention. Here’s some background: Verizon has built a…

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