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Knewton Raises $2.5 Million

Knewton, a New York-based online education startup run by former venture capitalist Jose Ferreira, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Accel Partners and First Round Capital.


Simon Levene of Accel's London office and Josh Kopelman of First Round have taken board seats. Ferreira is a former partner with New Atlantic Ventures. Before that, he was managing director of new markets for Kaplan Inc.