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🌸 Our May Update
👋🏽 Hi friends,
It was fabulous to meet with a lot of inspiring edtech colleagues and friends at BETT in London and ASU+GSV in San Diego with record turnouts for both events. While generative AI was the big buzz, we were equally pleased to see that appetite for investment in the space generally remains strong, albeit more skewed towards early-stage investing and M&A, less towards growth-stage investing than in recent years.
Event season is on, and we are looking forward to seeing many of you out there in the near future!
Right now, please enjoy the monthly round-up of our Brighteye updates on:
Investment Update – reinvestment in Unistellar’s €2.1M round led by Nikon
Selected News from the portfolio – new Sdui acquisition
Events – TechChill last week and getting ready for London Edtech Week
Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday!
The Brighteye team
💰 INVESTMENT UPDATE
📣 SELECTED NEWS FROM THE PORTFOLIO
🚙 Ornikar on Sifted French “soonicorns” lists
Excellent news to see Ornikar, the online driving school, on the Sifted 18 French soonicorns to watch. Founded in 2013, Ornikar raised a $120m Series C in April 2021 after it saw an uptick in users during the pandemic.
🇪🇸 Sdui acquires Additio
Congratulations to team Sdui, the digital school and daycare centre, on acquiring the Spanish company Additio App. Additio has its most significant strenghts in formative assessment and management within schools, fitting perfectly in Sdui’s existent scheme of communication, organisation and administration solutions for schools and daycare centres.
🇱🇻 Our Associates Izzy and Hannes really enjoyed attending TechChill in Riga last week, making some excellent new connections in the Baltics and beyond.
🇬🇧 This week it’s more edtech at the ExCeL in London, with learning technologies starting today, 3 May and continues tomorrow. The event is focused on organisational learning and tech used to support learning at work. We’ll be there, and so will our portfolio companies Cademy and Genially.
🇩🇪 Coming up we are now preparing for an evening of Funding and Technology in collaboration with AWS and EDUvation in Berlin on 10 May - please register here if you want to join us!
🔆 In June we are excited about the South Summit in Madrid and London Edtech Week - hopefully we’ll see you!