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Macmillan Digital Education Invests In Brazilian EdTech Start-ups Veduca And Easyaula

Diego Alvarez, CEO and founder of Easyaula, said today, "It is a great privilege to partner with a company which shares our long term vision and belief in the future of adult education in Brazil."

Macmillan has a long and rich history of commitment to the teaching of English at all levels and has been active in Brazil since 1994. It gives special attention to producing teaching materials that reflect the cultural conditions and country specific curriculum, providing teachers, students and educational institutions a wide range of high-quality tailor-made materials in print and electronic format. The rapid improvement of the nation's English language teaching is a priority for both government and industry as Brazil seeks to benefit from the economic and cultural benefits that will be afforded to it by for the forthcoming 2016 Olympic Games.

Macmillan Digital Education's investments are part of a broader initiative to investment in start-up businesses within Macmillan's Science & Education division. Under its CEO Annette Thomas's direction, the division has invested in three technology-led start-up businesses over the past two years: Macmillan Digital Education, which invests into and builds consumer-focused educational services, Digital Science, which specialises in providing software solutions for scientists and Macmillan New Ventures, which discovers and develops innovative and proven technologies for educational development.

Macmillan's more established businesses - Macmillan Education, Macmillan Palgrave, Nature Publishing Group and Macmillan Higher Education - have all built strong brands and an enviable track record for editorial excellence by taking a content-led, technology enabled approach. It is the fusion of the new disruptive technology start-up businesses with the editorially-rich established players that enables Macmillan to evolve its overall business and fuel quicker access to new markets and new opportunities. 

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