Total Equity Funding
$22.16M in 3 Rounds from 18 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$15M Series B on October 6, 2015
New York, New York
Newsela is a web and mobile application that delivers endless nonfiction content at 5 reading levels with built-in assessments & insights.
Education, EdTech, SaaS, News, Language Learning, E-Learning

Company Details


Newsela builds reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant, regardless of interest or ability. We partner with premier daily news sources like the Associated Press, Washington Post, Tribune News Service and Scientific American, as well as eminent nonfiction publishers like Smithsonian, The King Center, and Biography.com. All articles are published at five reading levels to engage K-12 students in high-interest nonfiction, covering current events, primary sources, speeches, biographies, and historical news. More than 800,000 teachers have assigned over 100 million Newsela articles to their students. When students read articles and take Common Core-aligned quizzes online, they are developing the critical nonfiction literacy skills that empower them to take part in conversations about complex issues, and prepare them for academic and professional success.

Funding Rounds (3) - $22.16M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Oct, 2015$15M / Series B6
Sep, 2014$5.96M / Series A5
Oct, 2013$1.2M / Seed11

Current Team (6)


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Customers (6)

  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States. Chicago Public Schools has set ambitious goals to
  • To create a respected, influential, and national network of public schools.
  • Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is a PK-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon.
  • Newark Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school
  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest public school district in the U.S.
  • Summit Public Schools is the first Charter Management Organization (CMO) based in Silicon Valley.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Branch Office

    Mountain View, California

    United States

  • Headquarters

    New York, New York

    United States

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