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🌼 Our March Update
We hope you’re having a beautiful March so far!
We’ve been hard at work to provide you, the Brighteye community, with regular updates 📣 on all things edtech. We’re delighted to also be sharing the Edtech Edge, a weekly newsletter prepared by our own Associate Hannes Aichmayr with all of you, starting this Friday. You can see previous editions here, including last week’s that featured Three Use Cases of GPT-4 in Education. We really hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.
For now, the monthly round-up of Brighteye updates, including:
Investment update – Create Academy secures £1M Seed+ funding
Selected News from the Portfolio – great achievements and inspiring content
Events – see you at Bett next week?
Wishing you all a happy Thursday!
💰 INVESTMENT UPDATE
💻 Create Academy - £1M Seed+
We are excited to have reinvested in Create Academy, the online learning platform focused on creative lifestyle activities. The platform offers high-quality courses, hosted by leading creatives, in the home improvement, creative lifestyle, and nutrition space, and we are happy to continue to support Will and Julian and the team on their journey.
We will have some other exciting news to share shortly, too, so please watch 🔍 this space for updates on new investments!
⭐️ We’re always keen to learn about promising edtechs to invest in out there. Please let us know of any companies we should speak with.
📣 SELECTED NEWS FROM THE PORTFOLIO
🚀 Good growth ranking for Zen Educate
Excellent news that Zen Educate has been ranked as the 225th fastest-growing company in Europe! 📈 Watch this space as the team continues their mission to support educators and school leaders across the UK & US!
🗞 Inspiring content from Skiller Whale
Check out the Tech Leader Ship newsletter from our portfolio company Skiller Whale – and CEO Hywel is hosting a podcast, too, a tech leader’s guide named The Pod.
⭐️ Hack The Box selected for Endeavor Outliers 2023
Well done, Hack The Box, for being selected as one of Endeavor Outliers’ Most Impressive Entrepreneurs - as in outstanding founders of high achievers - Class of 2023!
Event season is on, and the Brighteye team will be attending some big edtech happenings in the coming weeks - maybe we’ll see you?
🇬🇧 BETT London
Team Brighteye will be out in force at Bett next week, with many of the team members spending most of Thursday 30 March at the ExCeL in East London. Please get in touch if you would like to meet for a chat!
🔗 EdTech Garage Meetups
Looking ahead to next week, we are co-hosting an Edtech Meetup with our partner project the EdTech Garage and UCL Edtech Labs in London during Bett. All edtech enthusiasts are welcome to join us at the Oiler Bar just outside the ExCeL on Wednesday 29 March from 4.30pm GMT.
We hosted another one in collaboration with French edtech Unowhy in Paris last week, gathering about 20 edtech founders and ecosystem partners for an evening of networking and good conversations.