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

Investment History:

Veduca has already been supported by VC firms 500Startups and Mountain do Brasil.

500Startups is an investment fund and accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA. With an active network of 200 mentors it provides early stage companies with funding, mentoring and support with access to its accelerator program and unique events. Investments in Brazil and Latin America are led by Yang Bedy.  

Mountain do Brasil SCA is a Luxembourg based seed and early-stage investment company with focus on high-growth Brazilian, web-centric ventures. The company invests in as well as offers full support for ambitious Brazilian entrepreneurs from its offices in São Paulo, Brazil. Mountain do Brasil was founded by Brazilian and European entrepreneurs and investment specialists with hands-on knowledge in building businesses, a wealth of experience in seed and angel investing as well as in internationalising high-growth web businesses.

Easyaula received coaching and hands-on support from mentors from the prestigious 21212 Digital Accelerator Program. The mentorship-driven seed stage accelerator program is located in Rio de Janeiro, and New York. Its four to six month long program is concentrated on building companies focused on the exploding digital market in Brazil. Admission to 21212 is highly competitive - hundreds of companies from all over Brazil apply.  Each admitted company receives seed funding, shared office space, hands-on mentoring and the chance to pitch to the world's best angel investors and venture capitalists.

About Digital Education: Launched in January 2012 by one of the world's leading educational publishers, Macmillan Digital Education captures opportunities in the consumer online education markets. As a corporate venture capital investor and incubator, it is technology and service driven to make learning more effective and fun whilst embracing a user- centric business understanding.        

About Macmillan Science & Education: As part one of the largest and best known international publishing groups in the world, the new global division of Macmillan Science and Education is characterised by seven high-quality academic, scholarly and educational businesses. The division operates in more than 70 countries around the world, supporting scientists, professors, teachers, journalists, editors, writers and entrepreneurs every step of way, to empower learning and discovery. For more information, please visit:

SOURCE Macmillan Digital Education

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