O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures (OATV) has participated in a $7m series A round in LearnZillion, the Washington DC-based digital curriculum and professional development platform.

The round was led by DCM, the early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo. NewSchools Venture Fund, Calvert Social Investment Fund and DC Community Ventures, a community development venture capital firm based in the US capital, also participated.

It brings total fundraising to date to $9.4m, which included a $2.4m seed round from a consortium also including OATV.

LearnZillion said it would use the latest funding to hire key talent, enabling it to fuel technology development, scale more quickly and reach more educators.

The online platform provides teachers with the tools they need to implement the common core state standards via a video library of three to five minute maths and literacy lessons. To date, 46 US states have announced their…

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