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EdSurge Inc. is an educational technology company that publishes newsletters and operates databases used by venture capitalists, teachers, school administrators and others. [1] The company was founded in 2011 by Elizabeth Corcoran, a former executive editor of Forbes and a former technology reporter for The Washington Post, by Nick Punt, a vice president at Inigral, a private social network for higher education, by Matt Bowman, a former Catholic school teacher, and by Agustin Vilaseca. [2]

The company in February 2014 raised $1.5 million in funding from investors including GSV Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund and LearnCapital. [3] EdSurge’s initial funding in 2012 was led by The Washington Post Company and NewSchools Venture Fund, along with angel investors including Allen & Company’s Nancy Peretsman and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Judith Estrin.[4]

EdSurge's commentary regularly appears in media outlets such as Fast Company.[5] EdSurge's managing editor, Tony Wan, was named in 2014 to Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list, which highlights top achievers under age 30. [6]


  1. ^ "EdSurge Surges Ahead With New Funding – San Jose Mercury News". 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ "EdSurge Nabs $400K From Washington Post, New Schools To Be A Resource For All Things EdTech". Tech Crunch. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ "EdSurge, Media Outlet for Education Tech, Raises $1.5M Series A". Re/Code. 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Washington Post Invests in Education Tech Site". All Things D. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  5. ^ "The New Companies Coming Out of Incubators: Ed Tech". Fast Company. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  6. ^ "30 Under 30". Forbes. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2014-06-24.