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Mark Zuckerberg, Ashton Kutcher back Cambridge firm

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame and actor Ashton Kutcher are among the bold-faced names lining up to invest $4 million in seed money to Panorama Education, a Cambridge firm that seeks to help K-12 schools improve through data analysis and feedback surveys of teachers, parents, and students.

In a press release, Panorama Education said that the round was co-led by Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education and Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC, with additional participation from Google Ventures, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments, Yale University, and others.

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Panorama Education’s clients include the Connecticut State Department of Education, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Aspire Public Schools.

Aaron Feuer, 22, cofounded Panorama while still an undergraduate at Yale.

“Our schools weren’t using feedback from teachers, parents, and students effectively,” Feuer said in a statement. “We are using technology to address some of the most difficult problems in education. We are tremendously excited to have Mark Zuckerberg involved because of his passion for technology and education.”

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
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