Gamified elearning platform Kahoot gets acquired in a $1.7B deal led by Goldman Sachs, Lego and more
- We support the company’s mission to empower learners and educators worldwide, which resonates with our core values and find the investment fits very well with KIRKBI’s long-term investment strategy.”Indeed, it sounds like that leadership team is staying on with the deal.“Kahoot!´s mission is to make learning awesome.
- Our portfolio of solutions drives billions of learning interactions every year, coming together through continuous product innovation and a team with ambition to put magic learning moments at everyone’s fingertips,” said Hanoa in a statement.
- The company has a clear mission and value proposition and our investment will help to grow its impact and accelerate value for all stakeholders,” said Michael Bruun, global co-head of Private Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in a statement.
- “As the need for engaging learning, across home, school and work, continues to grow, I am excited about the opportunities this partnership represents for our users, our ecosystem of partners, and for the talented team across the Kahoot!
- That route has helped it tap both private and public avenues for financing as it has scaled, leading it to take investments from traditional VCs like big regional players Northzone and Creandum; SoftBank at its peak of investing exuberance; and strategics like Microsoft and Disney.
- Big moves ahead for Kahoot, the Oslo startup that’s built a popular platform for users to create, share and play education-focused “games”, played by billions of students and adults over the years.
Big moves ahead for Kahoot, the Oslo startup thats built a popular platform for users to create, share and play educationfocused games, played by billions of students and adults over the years. T [+6177 chars]