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Newsela is an education technology company providing daily news articles that are extracted from national and regional newspapers. It offers an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject.

HQNew York, NY, US
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2021)603(+3%)
Job Openings45
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Newsela

Dan Cogan-Drew

Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer
Jennifer Coogan

Jennifer Coogan

Chief Content Officer and West Coast Office Head
Eric Bacolas

Eric Bacolas

Chief People Officer
Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Mezzatesta

Chris Mezzatesta

Chief Customer Officer
Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez

Chief Marketing Officer
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Newsela Office Locations

Newsela has offices in New York and Mountain View
New York, NY, US (HQ)
475 10th Ave 4th floor
Mountain View, CA, US
Mountain View, CA, USA
New York, NY, US
New York Times Bldg, 620 8th Ave 21st Floor
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Newsela Financials and Metrics

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Newsela total Funding

$172.2 m

Newsela latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

9 months ago

Newsela investors

Newsela's latest funding round in February 2021 was reported to be $100 m. In total, Newsela has raised $172.2 m. Newsela's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.
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Newsela Operating Metrics

Mar, 2019




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1.8 m
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Newsela News and Updates

Newsela breaks into interactive educational video with first acquisition

YouTube is the third-most-used website within schools, according to Matthew Gross, CEO and co-founder of Newsela. “That is incredible, considering how difficult it is to find videos, how unfiltered it is and how inaccessible it is for many students who have different learning abilities and learning …

Newsela, the replacement for textbooks, raises $100M and becomes a unicorn

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton, and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 bi…

Newsela raises $50M to expand a content repository for K-12 learning that replaces traditional textbooks

As schools continue to look for new ways to cut costs while at the same time reboot their curriculum to better tap new innovations and improve understandings of how children learn, e-learning startups are attracting attention, both from educators and the VCs that fund them to fuel growth. In the lat…

Newsela Secures $50 Million Series C from TCV for Growth and Expanded Content

NEW YORK, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading instructional content platform, Newsela, announced today a $50 million C investment from growth equity firm TCV, who has a history of backing successful content platforms, including Netflix and Spotify. Newsela will use these funds to...

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education

Jennifer Carolan Contributor Jennifer Carolan is a general partner and co-founder of Reach Capital. More posts by this contributor Why VR matters, especially in rural schools In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspe…

Owl Ventures raises $185 mln for second fund

Owl Ventures has closed its second fund at $185 million. The fund will invest in educational technology startups.

Newsela Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Newsela founded?

    Newsela was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Newsela key executives?

    Newsela's key executives are Dan Cogan-Drew, Jennifer Coogan and Eric Bacolas.

  • How many employees does Newsela have?

    Newsela has 603 employees.

  • Who are Newsela competitors?

    Competitors of Newsela include Rosetta Stone, EdSurge and ThinkCERCA.

  • Where is Newsela headquarters?

    Newsela headquarters is located at 475 10th Ave 4th floor, New York.

  • Where are Newsela offices?

    Newsela has offices in New York and Mountain View.

  • How many offices does Newsela have?

    Newsela has 3 offices.