Lessons for investors in China's red-hot education sector

An online education unicorn's $350m funding round underscores the sector's potential. But with valuations stretched and profits scarce, investors need to do their homework.

Lessons for investors in China's red-hot education sector

China's growing middle class will stop at nothing to give its children the best possible start in life and education is the key.

Increasingly, this doesn't just mean finding the right public school or even shelling out big money for an elite international education. A range of online providers are seeing the possibility in offering lessons, tutoring and other educational resources online.

Underlining this point,...

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