Top EdTech Companies

Top EdTech Companies

Our world has changed significantly with the introduction of new technological advances in the last century. But, we rarely stop to think how children and our younger generations adapt to and use technology to improve their lives.

In this deep-dive, we’ll discover how edtech and software in the education industry has shifted over the years, what companies have emerged as leaders, and how you can find a job in the fast-moving edtech industry.

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Top EdTech Companies

Best Companies in EdTech

The companies listed below were named winners in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. Awards data was validated by CLA, a top 10 accounting firm and Powderkeg National Corporate Member.
Aceable
Austin - Aceable is an education startup that offers state-approved online drivers education and real estate courses. Aceable's online courses are designed to help people succeed and achieve their goals. From its origins in driver's ed--where it now has 70% of the Texas market--to the meteoric growth of real estate training, Aceable aims to empower tens of millions of people with the high-stakes education they need to accomplish their life goals and is consistently on city-wide lists named one of the best places to work (Austin American Statesman and Austin Business Journal). Aceable is proud of its roots in the Capital Factory accelerator program and to have received backing from great funds like Sageview Capital, Silverton Partners, Floodgate Fund, Next Coast Venture Partners, Wildcat VC, Nextgen Partners, the Capital Factory Fund, and now HGGC. The company was founded in 2012 by Blake Garrett and is based in Austin, Texas, United States.
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A Cloud Guru
Austin - A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. Their online platform offers courses to prepare engineers to take certification exams for the three major cloud providers. ACG enables professionals to learn on their time and at their own pace.
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Administrate
Edinburgh - Administrate is a comprehensive, configurable training management platform that helps organizations streamline enterprise learning and development. Organize, deliver, plan, automate, analyze, and scale your training program effectively -- all through one system. Deliver multi-modality learner experiences, maximize training resources, and demonstrate business results with insight-rich reporting. Hundreds of organizations serving millions of learners choose Administrate to manage their training program.
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Aviso Retention
Columbus - Aviso Retention is the transformational retention software solution that empowers advisors, engages students, and boosts retention in higher education. Created by people in higher education, for people in higher education, Aviso consolidates and streamlines student and academic information systems so advisors can guide students more holistically and administrators can analyze data trends that are vital to effective planning and institutional success. It's easy to integrate, intuitive to learn, and scalable for any size higher education institution or budget. Founded in 2012, Aviso Retention is a privately-held company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
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BenchPrep
Chicago - BenchPrep offers a learner success platform to improve engagement and outcomes for learners around the globe. A recognized expert in learner success, BenchPrep partners with organizations that administer certification, credentialing, test prep, and continuing education programs to deliver customized enterprise SaaS solutions. Many of the world’s largest assessment companies use BenchPrep's platform to provide a personalized, omni-channel learning experience to their own users within a single ecosystem. By leveraging the power of technology, data, UX expertise, and innovative instructional design, BenchPrep has helped to make learning more effective, efficient, and enjoyable for more than 3 million learners worldwide.
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Beyond 12
Oakland - Beyond 12 is increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically under-represented students who graduate from college. In partnership with high schools and colleges, our technology platform and our coaches together provide students with the academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education and in life.
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Bitsbox
Boulder - Bitsbox is a provider of a monthly subscription box used to offer increasingly advanced projects that teach children to code. The company's subscription box provides monthly coding projects that teach gradeschoolers how to program application through a website, that runs on phones and tablets, enabling children to learn to code in a hassle free way. It teaches real coding with crazy fun projects that come in the mail every month. Bitsbox was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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Brazen
Arlington - ABOUT BRAZEN CAREERIST At Brazen Careerist, we believe everyone deserves a job they love. We combine our groundbreaking virtual recruiting events with actionable career advice and education to help professionals discover their strengths, refine their skills and find a job they love. We help hundreds of employers identify, engage with and hire top talent, and we help universities connect their students and alumni with each other and with top employers around the world. OUR ROOTS The Brazen Careerist blog network came online in March 2008, and quickly became one of the top career sites for professionals. Brazen has continued to evolve over the years, but has stayed true to its original mission—helping professionals achieve their career goals with a unique mix of brazen career content and state-of-the-art technology. We have helped countless professionals discover new career interests, find new job opportunities, network with employers and colleagues and gain the skills necessary to succeed in today's market. GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY In 2010, Brazen Careerist set out to create a virtual event platform that would bring employers and top talent together in an authentic, engaging and efficient way—all online. Today, our virtual event platform is used by hundreds of large organizations such as Amazon, Citi, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of State and others to recruit and engage top talent. University career centers, alumni offices and admissions also use our technology to power virtual events. Our platform has become the gold standard for virtual event technology and is quickly becoming the vendor of choice for corporations, government agencies, universities and nonprofits. ONLINE COURSES Our close relationships with some of the country’s largest and best-known employers has given us a unique perspective on the types of skills and talent that employers are looking for. Brazen has teamed up with experts in numerous industries and has put together innovative online courses and bootcamps that help professionals quickly attain these sought after skills. THE BEST CAREER ADVICE ON THE WEB We offer job seekers and professionals the best career and job search advice through our blog, Brazen Life. We’re proud to be syndicated by top media outlets, including Business Insider, Huffington Post, AOL Jobs, Tribune Media Services, Lifehacker and more.
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CampusLogic
Chandler - CampusLogic provides critical tools and resources for the 15 million students who travel the higher education journey each year. The company currently serves more than 750 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with a platform, which includes a net price calculator, complete scholarship management, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, 24×7 personalized virtual advising, tuition, and scholarship crowdfunding, and integrated data visualizations.
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Capture
Louisville - Capture is a family of innovators, motivated by the challenge of solving the hardest problems in higher ed. It leverages demographic, socio-economic, and behavioral data to deliver valuable insights for more effective and progressive student recruitment. Using an algorithmic approach, Capture maximizes meaningful engagement with prospective students at the most influential times in their decision-making journey, providing a better ROI to its partner institutions. Capture’s proprietary technology is built specifically for enrollment professionals, with real-time analytics and data visualization tools to easily monitor progress and measure the success of enrollment goals at any time. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Capture Higher Ed has served nearly 75 higher education institutions across the country and has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as a 2015 fastest-growing U.S. company.
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Career Karma
San Francisco - Career Karma is the easiest way to find a job training program online. Over 1 million workers navigate their careers every month through advice and coaching. By offering free coaching and peer mentorship, Career Karma has grown to over 150,000 members from every background and profession. Through its directory of 9,000 boot camps and trade schools, career switchers discover training programs by comparing courses and reading student reviews. The Career Karma mobile app makes your decision even easier. In the app, you can connect with current students and alumni to find your ideal program and get prepared for admission.
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Civitas Learning
Austin - Civitas Learning’s student success intelligence platform leverages each institution’s unique data to help them chart the best course to improved outcomes for students. The platform is grounded in unparalleled work in data science, built into workflows with integrated applications, and implemented on-site with seasoned strategic service teams. Today, Civitas Learning works with 375 colleges and universities, serving nearly 8 million students. Together with their growing community of customers, Civitas Learning is making the most of the world’s learning data to help graduate a million more students per year by 2025.
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Clever
San Francisco - Clever operates as a single sign-on platform for K-12 education. It unlocks a wealth of digital learning, so teachers can meet each student where they are. Clever brings all applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone in the district. It was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Climb Credit
New York - Climb Credit (NMLS# 1240013) is an innovative student lending platform that makes career creation and transformation more accessible, affordable, and accountable than ever before. Driven by a mission to empower individuals to unlock their career potential – no matter what their credit profile – Climb identifies programs and schools with a demonstrated ability to improve the earnings of their graduates. Then they provide learners with financing options that are priced and structured to meet the unique needs of those seeking career elevation and increased earning power. Recognizing the dynamic and diverse nature of an economy in rapid change, Climb partners with schools that teach everything from cybersecurity to pilot training, heavy machine operation to data science, and culinary arts to coding. While some colleges are struggling to meet the real-world needs of their students, Climb and its partner schools are committed to an inspiring practicality that brings real career results as individuals Own Their Next chapter.
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Codecademy
New York - Codecademy is a free web and mobile-based platform that teaches employable digital skills to millions of users worldwide. Through its platforms, learners discover concepts such as HTML/CSS, Javascript/jQuery, Python, Ruby, PHP, and APIs by actually building things and getting constant feedback from peers. Codecademy is an entirely new, networked approach to learning in which you interact with students across the globe, build amazing projects.
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Code Galaxy
Austin - Code Galaxy is a provider of online live classes, tutoring sessions and camps intended to help students grow and improve their computer programming, design, coding and other technology education skills.
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Codeverse
Chicago - Designed for kids ages 6-13, Codeverse is a multi award-winning creative online platform where kids build real apps and videos games using code! LIVE ONLINE CLASSES Codeverse offers instructor-led 1:1 and group classes where kids are introduced to the universal concepts of coding (including variables, methods, loops and conditionals) and learn the skills needed to create their very own video games and apps. EARN BADGES AND POINTS As kids level up on their coding skills, they earn achievement badges and points and have the opportunity to publish their projects to the Codeverse App Store, a huge library featuring thousands of mobile apps and games that were built by our global community of kids. COLLABORATE WITH FRIENDS Kids can collaborate on projects, extend other projects, and share apps with friends and family or to the world through the App Store. New games are posted to the App Store every week, so there's always something new and exciting to play! BECOME PART OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY Sign your kid up today for a free 7-day trial and enjoy unlimited access to our online coding platform as well as one 50-minute 1:1 coding class led by one of our expert instructors.
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Codeworks
Brookfield - Our mission is to be a pillar in the business technology ecosystem by cultivating partnerships as a trusted advisor for quality solution delivery, empowering our consultants and employees to grow professionally and personally, and strengthening communities we serve.
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CommonBond
New York - CommonBond was founded in 2012 to help relieve the student loan burden, and since then we’ve funded over $4 billion in better loans. Our approach is no big secret: lower rates, simpler options, and a world class experience—all built to support you throughout your journey.
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Course Hero
Redwood City - Course Hero offers a free and subscription online learning platform that empowers students and educators to succeed through unlocked study tools, documents, and resources. Fueled by a passionate community of over 20 million students and educators who share their course-specific knowledge and educational resources, Course Hero offers the biggest and best library of study documents, expert tutors, customizable flashcards, and course advice. By connecting students and educators from over 11,000 colleges and universities, Course Hero fosters a more collaborative and personalized learning experience for students and educators around the world.
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Coursera
Mountain View - Coursera is an online education company that serves over 20 million registered learners by partnering with 140 of the world’s best universities and education institutions. On Coursera, anyone, anywhere can access over 1,000 online courses and Specializations in dozens of fields in order to achieve meaningful career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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Crossroads Education
Collaborate. Innovate. Educate.
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DataCamp
New York - DataCamp is an interactive learning platform for data science. Learn R, Python, SQL & Spark from the comfort of your browser with over 100 courses featuring high-quality video, in-browser coding, and gamification. Courses are taught by experts and range from importing data, data visualization, machine learning, deep learning & more. Looking to train your employees with crucial data science skills? DataCamp for Business is the most scalable, cost effective way for managers to train and educate their analytics and data science teams. Hundreds of companies leverage DataCamp for training new hires, transitioning from commercial to open source software, and for continuing education including clients such as eBay, BCI, Harvard, and GfK.
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Discord
Minneapolis - Tycoon Trading is an online community of Traders and Investors of all skill levels that work together as a team to help each other become better. The Tycoon Trading Team is a group of Admins, Moderators, and Analysts that specialize in Day-Trading, Swing-Trading, Long term investing and more. This team is a group of traders with experience in different realms of the market. We are dedicated to providing you with all the tools and knowledge you need to improve your trading skills. We interact on a daily live channel, where your questions will be answered immediately and thoroughly. Our goal is to communicate as fast and efficiently as possible allowing us to make quick and informed trading decisions that'll enable us to capitalize on opportunities. Whether you are a new or experienced trader, Tycoon Trading provides a fresh perspective on what it means to work as a team in these market conditions. Come join our trading community and contribute to making Tycoon Trading even better. Our goal and mission is to make you a profitable Trader/Investor.
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DonorsChoose
New York - DonorsChoose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.
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DreamBox Learning
Bellevue - DreamBox Learning is an online software provider that offers elementary mathematics education through its intelligent adaptive learning platform. Its adaptive engine looks beyond the answer to see how a student is solving problems, and adjusts accordingly to build a personalized learning path for them.
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Edlio
Glendale - Edlio makes communicating with parents simpler. Powering 4,300 school and district websites nationwide is Edlio's own easy-to-use content management system (CMS). Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features developed specifically for teachers and school administrators.
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Edovo
Chicago - Edovo utilizes secure tablet technology to deliver free access to educational programming and low-cost communication services. Edovo operates as an all-in-one communication and education consultancy, providing key services and creating custom solutions for jails and prisons nationwide. Since launching in 2014, Edovo has been building technology solutions to provide fair and honest communication services, educational and vocational programming, and re-entry preparation for justice-involved people and their loved ones.
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Educative
Bellevue - Educative provides personalized, adaptive courses to software developers that come with pre-configured environments in the cloud and adapt to learner’s skill level based on challenges that the learner is solving.
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Elevate K-12
Chicago - Elevate K-12 is passionate about creating high-quality teaching and learning opportunities for teachers and students. They are on a mission to make zip code free teaching available to all students, irrespective of where they live. They take pride in creating value and opportunities for children and women. Get ready for a new way to classroom!
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Elevate Labs
San Francisco - MindSnacks is creating a platform of multiplayer learning games across touch-based devices. MindSnacks Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese include a variety of addictive mini-games that teach vocabulary, writing, reading and listening skills to foreign language learners. MindSnacks delivers learning in bite-sized lessons that can be accessed anywhere, and anytime. This unique approach harnesses the power of mobile devices and effective pedagogic principles of game-based learning to increase a user's capacity to learn through higher frequency and engagement.
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Everspring
Chicago - Everspring, Inc. provides customized online education solutions. It helps universities to design and deliver education online. The company offers solutions in various disciplines, such as strategic planning; marketing; enrollment; student services and retention; faculty engagement; course development support; analytics; and technology development, integration, and support. It conceives, creates, and operates large-scale educational institutions and programs online, on-campus, and in hybrid and blended models. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Evanston, Illinois
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Examity
Newton - With the continued growth in online learning and test-taking, education and training professionals wrestle with the challenge of maintaining exam integrity. Examity® was founded in response to this issue and offers a flexible solution to include live, recorded and automated authentication and proctoring. As the recognized leader in the industry, Examity® partners with more than 150 universities and corporations worldwide.
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Fiveable
Milwaukee - Fiveable is on a mission to create educational equity through social learning. The student-centered platform includes a robust content library, engaging community spaces on Hours, and interactive experiences that connect students who are learning the same thing at the same time.
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Galvanize
Denver - Galvanize is a school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists. It is a learning community for technology with nine physical and two remote campuses, where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from this dynamic, unique business ecosystem. Galvanize is backed by investors including, but not limited to, Catalyst Investors, ABS Capital Partners, University Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, and Colorado Impact Fund. The company was co-founded by Tony Mugavero, Chris Onan, Jim Deters, and Lawrence Mandes in 2012, and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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General Assembly
New York - General Assembly provides education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York, United States.
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GoGuardian
El Segundo - GoGuardian provides Chromebook management software that protects students online and gives educators better control over how their technology is used. With GoGuardian, educators can rest easy allowing their students to access the Internet, without harmful content or distractions getting in the way of learning. Plus, insights and analytics help streamline instruction and shape student behavior in positive ways.
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Goodwall
Genève - Goodwall is a social development platform for young people to connect over shared interests and discover opportunities. As the leading community for students and young professionals, Goodwall has a database of 5m+ job and internship opportunities, $1m+ in scholarships and awards, thousands of volunteer events and is made particularly to meet the needs of Gen Z and millennials.
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Graduway
London - Graduway's goal is to power all of the world's alumni networking platforms. Graduway has already signed up schools from 14 countries, including some of the world's top institutions in the US, Europe, China, India, Mexico and South Africa. Graduway is offering a professional and tailored alumni platform that combines the trust and exclusiveness of a school brand whilst being layered and integrated with existing social networks. Graduway's SaaS platform will be ready to use within minutes, available on all devices, easy to manage and will offer alumni exclusive benefits, mentoring tools and unique career opportunities.
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Guild Education
Denver - Guild Education's lifelong learning platform offers classes, programs and degrees for working adults, with a path for them to move forward in their education and career. Guild offers these adults support from start to finish, with their technology platform for discovery, learning, and organizing the experience, and extra support with their tech-enabled student advising model. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States.
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Halp
Boulder - 1:1 digital college admissions coaching. Get into university and get scholarships.
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Handshake
San Francisco - Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. They connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know. Handshake’s network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment Handshake has raised a total of $155 million dollars with $80 million most recently raised in Q4 of 2019. We've had the support from GGV, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital, True Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition, Handshake has received support from social impact investors, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Omidyar Network, Reach Capital, among others. Handshake was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, England.
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HOMER
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids. Through a learning program personalized to their age, interests, and level, HOMER helps kids build skills for school and life in the 21st century. HOMER delivers academic skills such as literacy and math in addition to personal skills like problem-solving and social-emotional awareness. The HOMER program is based on our proprietary learning framework—the HOMER Method—a four-step, research-based approach that goes beyond rote memorization to teach essential skills and how to apply them in new contexts, promoting confidence, problem-solving and a lifelong love of learning. HOMER has been honored by Mom’s Choice Award, Parents’ Choice Award, and Common Sense Media, featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and USA Today, and named by Fast Company one of “The 10 most innovative education companies of 2021.”
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Honorlock
Boca Raton - Honorlock provides remote proctoring services for online assessments using webcams and screen-capturing technology. The company combines traditional methods of proctoring such as webcam, lockdown browser, and ID verification with its new patented search and destroy technology to create a world-class proctoring solution. With a focus on user experience, Honorlock requires no software to download, on-demand testing, and 24/7 support. Honorlock is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Imbellus
Los Angeles - Imbellus builds simulation-based cognitive assessments that measure how people think, not just what they know. In the age of automation, it is imperative that schools prepare students to do what computers cannot, so our assessments evaluate the deep thinking skills that modern work and modern life require. Eventually, we'll replace standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and state summative exams. We also work with corporate and government partners to support their hiring, upskilling, and retention practices. Imbellus is an interdisciplinary team of learning scientists, game developers, artists, data scientists, and AI engineers with $23M in venture backing. For more on Imbellus, check out our website or some of the materials linked below. We’re also hiring!
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Immersive Labs
Bristol - Immersive Labs develops a platform that measures and improves cybersecurity skills across businesses. It builds cyber skills content that rewards critical thinking, problem-solving, and curiosity. Immersing teams in challenges covering everything from spelling the word cyber to using technical tools, threat hunting, and reverse-engineering malware. All seamlessly accessed from the browser with no installation needed. Allowing users to complete objectives from anywhere and on any device. Immersive Labs empowers businesses to continuously develop skills, including ethical web hacking; ethical infrastructure hacking; reverse engineering; IoT/firmware security; and advanced cyber warrior CTF Challenges for enterprises, government, defense, and law enforcement agencies. The company was headquartered in Bristol, England in 2017 by James Hadley.
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Instruction Partners
Nashville - We are a team of educators guided by a simple vision; you should be able to walk into any classroom and see students engaged in the kind of challenging, inspiring, and supportive learning that will open doors and help them reach their full potential. We believe this vision can be a reality for every child, in every classroom, in every school, in every district. Instruction Partners works alongside educators to support equitable access to great instruction—particularly for students in poverty, students of color, students learning English, and students with disabilities.
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Interplay Learning
Austin - Interplay Learning is an information technology company that specializes in virtual reality and 3D solutions. It provides an online training platform that enables its users to conduct training via 3D simulations designed for career training in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, energy auditing, manufacturing, facility maintenance, and construction codes.
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Ironhack
Madrid - Ironhack is a global school offering full time and part time courses in Web Development and UX/UI design. Ironhack was ranked as the #2 student-rated coding and design bootcamp in the world by national rating site Switch Up. Since 2013, with campuses in Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Mexico City & Berlin, Ironhack has graduated over 5,000+ students who are building their careers at global companies like Google, Visa, and Twitter. Ironhack was founded by Gonzalo Manrique and Ariel Quinones and is headquartered in Miami.
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IU Kelley School of Business
Bloomington - Achieve True Success, Moment by Moment at the Kelley School at Indiana University Bloomington
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Kenzie Academy
Indianapolis - Kenzie Academy provides a solution to the dramatic shortage of tech talent in the U.S., by reimagining higher education for the tech sector. Kenzie Academy is a tech apprenticeship school focused on education, mentorship, and job placement. They offer 6-month to 2-year programs with a paid apprenticeship after 6 months. They are founded by tech entrepreneurs with years of experience developing and cultivating talent for startups and major tech companies. Kenzie instructors, leadership, mentors and volunteers are all advocates for our students. Our top priority is job placement upon completion -- either at our Kenzie Studio consulting arm or at other technology companies.
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Knack
Tampa - Transforming tutoring to empower college students to build skills for success in the classroom & 21st-century workplace.
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LearnPlatform
Raleigh - LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system used by school districts, states, higher ed institutions, and their partners to organize, streamline, and rapidly analyze the impact of their technology and teaching practices. Over 150,000 educators across thousands of schools use LearnPlatform's free and paid services to save time, save money, and improve outcomes. The company delivering ground-breaking tools that save money, improve learning, and build the capacity of hundreds of thousands of educators and their organizations.
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Lessonly
The leading team learning software, trusted by the world’s most enlightened companies.
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Mainstay
Boston - Mainstay is a developer of a chatbot platform that boosts enrollment, persistence, and completion at hundreds of colleges and universities. The company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to facilitate the path to and through college. Specifically, Mainstay developed Oli, a chatbot that combines AI with human experts to provide free college guidance to all students. For their college partners, it eliminates repetitive tasks, helps colleges meaningfully engage students at scale, and provides deep insights into their pipeline of prospects.
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Masterclass
San Francisco - Launched in 2015, MasterClass is the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best. With an annual membership, subscribers get unlimited access to 100+ instructors and classes across a wide range of subjects, including Arts & Entertainment, Business, Design & Style, Sports & Gaming, Writing and more. Step into Kelly Wearstler’s design studio, Ron Finley’s garden and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Get inspired by RuPaul, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and discover your inner negotiator with Chris Voss. Each class features about 20 video lessons, at an average of 10 minutes per lesson. You can learn on your own terms—in bite-size pieces or in a single binge. Cinematic visuals and close-up, hands-on demonstrations make you feel like you’re one-on-one with the instructors, while the downloadable instructor guides help reinforce your learning. Stream thousands of lessons anywhere, anytime, on mobile, tablet, desktop, Apple TV®, Android™ TV, Amazon Fire TV® and Roku® players and devices.
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Mimir (Hacker Rank)
Indianapolis - Mimir LLC is an Indiana based edTech startup back by YCombinator and the Elevate Ventures Purdue Fund. Being able to write code is a powerful skill. Mimir Classroom provides the tools for instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising quality of education for students. Mimir Classroom makes grading effortless and instantaneous so you can get back to the important stuff. The platform supports 40+ languages and is currently deployed in over 70 Universities. You can monitor individual students or an entire classroom’s progress. Even more exciting is Mimir’s ability to identify specific points or concepts where student comprehension might be weak. Unfortunately plagiarism is a very serious problem in Computer Science courses. Mimir Classroom's configurable plagiarism detection system acts as a strong deterrent for those tempted to cheat. Here’s what you can expect after bringing Mimir to your students. Many schools that have deployed Mimir have seen an average 11% boost in final exam score and 93% of students wished Mimir was used in all of their Computer Science classes.
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Motivating Systems
Software-as-a-Service startup developing systems that help organizations motivate people to do their best.
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National Robotics Engineering Center
Pittsburgh - Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 84,000 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university.
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Nearpod
Dania Beach - Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom that makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. The fast adoption of tablet computing and mobile devices is having a profound impact on education. Nearpod allows educators to very easily take their existing presentations, convert them into mobile-friendly content, and engage all students to convert them into active classroom participants. Teachers can deliver their existing content through mobile (iOS or Android) devices and get instant feedback from students through interactive features like polls, quizzes, drawing activities, and others.
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NeighborSchools
Boston - Better child care, for everybody.
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Newsela
New York - Newsela is an Edtech startup that takes real and new content from trusted providers and turns it into learning materials. Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction-ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 14,000 texts on its platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.
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Noodle
New York - Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish.
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OnlineMedEd
Austin - OnlineMedEd is a clinical learning platform for a broad spectrum of healthcare learners to gain the knowledge needed for Board exams and clinical practice. In addition to being used by individual med students, the suite of products is institutionally used by over 50 universities nationally, and many more around the world.
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Open English
Coral Gables - Open English is an educational technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The online school offers personalized, live classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with teachers who are native English speakers. Open English guarantees that students will achieve English fluency after completing the course, and offers an engaging and practical learning experience. Open English has enrolled nearly 500,000 students in over 40 countries.
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Osmosis
Kaysville - Osmosis is a personalized learning platform that helps you retain more, gain a deeper understanding of concepts & feel more prepared for your courses & exams. Osmosis empowers the clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience.
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Otus
Chicago - Otus is an awesome Chicago-based company that is making serious waves in the EdTech industry. The Otus Student Performance Platform is the teaching and learning platform that all school stakeholders use to track and visualize student interests, academic performance, social-emotional well-being, and growth over time. For more information visit: otus.com
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Packback
Chicago - Packback is a social learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. that college professors use to help their students fall in love with the subject matter, drive personalized learning, and most importantly, quantify and improve critical thinking skills.
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Panorama Education
Boston - Panorama Education brings the power of data to education through a SaaS platform used by hundreds of school districts across the US. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Panorama Education is a data analytics company for K-12 education. They help school districts, charter networks, and state governments conduct surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff. Their classroom surveys collect feedback about individual teachers, and their school surveys gather data about the school environment and administrators. They believe that stakeholder feedback is a powerful professional development tool, and they believe that stakeholder surveys--when done correctly--make educator evaluation systems fairer and more effective.
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Pathstream
San Francisco - Pathstream is a web-based platform for teaching in-demand tech skills for work. Pathstream partners with industry-leading tech companies and higher education institutions to transform digital skills learning. The company's platform allows students to immediately access pre-configured, project based instruction, realistic workplace simulations, and on-demand coaching.
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PlayerLync
Greenwood Village - PlayerLync offers wireless tablet-based technology that automatically delivers high bandwidth into low bandwidth environments. Its proprietary sleep-mode synchronization and high definition compression system shrinks dynamic content—video and documents with integrated, interactive messaging—to miniscule sizes and delivers it quickly and automatically, even when the bandwidth is low. PlayerLync was founded by Robert Smith, Greg Menard, and Bob Paulsen in 2011 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.
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Polar Cloud
Cincinnati - The Polar Cloud enables members to manage their 3D printers and share access with others.
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Prenda
Mesa - Prenda is an ed-tech company with the vision of helping young people learn technology in a fun, informal settings. It helps libraries and schools run code clubs weekly meetings where people work together to teach themselves computer programming. The company founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.
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Proximity Learning
Austin - For over 10 years, Proximity Learning has been making it easier for districts to connect their students with the teachers they deserve. We remove unnecessary barriers between students and teachers through our live-streaming virtual classroom, enabling young learners to receive a more equitable education.
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QuickStart
Austin - Based out of Austin, Texas, QuickStart is one of the leading IT skills training providers in the industry. Accredited by Microsoft, Cisco, NetApp, CompTIA, ITIL, and a number of other leading certification bodies, we provide the best in online training through self-paced courses and instructor-led classes. Our cognitive learning platform is integrated with artificial intelligence and enables multi-modal knowledge transfer. We help organizations transform IT project performance and career growth through our cognitive learning platform in all major technology domains. The domains we cover include application development, data science, information security, cloud computing, DevOps, IT Ops, and more.
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Quimbee
New York - Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school. Quimbee has helped more than 80,000 students achieve academic success in law school with expertly written case briefs, engaging video lessons, and access to hundreds of practice questions.
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Quizlet
San Francisco - Quizlet is a learning platform that uses activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Its mission is to build great learning tools for every student on the planet. Originally created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland to study high school French vocabulary. Over 20 million unique visitors per month, from grade school to grad school, study a wide range of subjects using Quizlet's web and mobile learning tools and games.
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RedShelf
Chicago - RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials. It provides technology to the learning community to accelerate the transition to digital. In collaboration with strategic partners, publishers, institutions, and campus bookstores, RedShelf offers easily accessible and cost-effective learning materials to students everywhere.
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Remind
San Francisco - Remind is a communication platform that helps every student succeed. Founded in 2011, Remind allows school and district administrators to reach and engage with their communities and connects educators and families with the tools that help them teach and learn. Investors include First Round Capital, GSV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and Social Capital.
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Schoology
New York - Schoology, a CODiE-award-winning learning management solution, provides a rich, collaborative learning environment that engages digital natives with the technology they enjoy using. This versatile solution is designed to meet the learning and administrative needs of K-12, higher ed, and corporate settings. Schoology allows for individual subscriptions and school or district-wide enterprise packages. Individual subscriptions allow schools to try the system in a limited number of classrooms before deciding to implement it on a larger scale. Teachers and professors can sign up on their own to start using the system independently.
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Schoox
Austin - Schoox is an eLearning company that specializes in the fields of corporate training, online training, eLearning, LMS, talent development, and SaaS. It helps employees learn, develop their skills, and drive the company's business growth. It was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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Sketchy
Los Angeles - SketchyMedical is a online education company that helps students master complex concepts through fun and informative video sketches that enhance visual memory
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Skyepack
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Snap Raise
Seattle - Snap! Raise is a fundraising platform designed to support educational program leaders in their goal to positively impact the lives of the students they serve.
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Sphero
Boulder - Inspiring the creators of tomorrow.
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Student Connections
Austin - Student Connections' primary goal is to help students overcome the barriers that can get in the way of attending college, completing their programs of study and achieving success after graduation. Developed in collaboration with higher education institutions and students, Student Connections' innovative tools and solutions provide relevant and engaging resources to students when they need them. Learn more about this important work at www.studentconnections.com.
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Summer
New York - Summer combines innovative technology and policy expertise to serve student loan borrowers across the country. Founded in partnership with Yale University, we’re registered as a public benefit corp (PBC) as part of our commitment to helping all borrowers improve their financial health through smart repayment strategies.
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Teachable
New York - Teachable (formerly Fedora) is changing education by making it easy to teach or sell courses online. Teacher entrepreneurs use Teachable to run their own courses work with almost half a million students online. In a matter of minutes, Teachable allows you to create a beautiful and powerful, payment-ready course from your own website without any technical knowledge. While many use Teachable for asynchronous video-based classes teachers have used it to sell books, services, offline-online classes, group coaching, tutoring and webinars.
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Trivie
Frisco - Trivie is a SaaS-based, on-demand gamification platform that is based upon brain science utilizing retrieval practice, micro-learning, and adaptive learning to make retention of information more lasting. This increased retention, coupled with higher engagement from gamification, enables companies to have higher sales, better customer service, and dramatically reduce overall training expenses. It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
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TrueLearn
Mooresville - TrueLearn is a test simulation platform that assists medical students in their education. TrueLearn provides its users with SmartBanks, an online platform that provides students with exam-related content, analytics, and personalized feedback. It features navigation bars, market explanations, board-style vignettes, visual explanations, and peer performance comparisons. TrueLearn was launched in 2008 by Joshua Courtney and is based in Pennsylvania.
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Udemy
San Francisco - Udemy's mission is to create new possibilities for people and organizations everywhere by connecting them to the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world. The Udemy marketplace platform, with thousands of up-to-date courses in dozens of languages, provides the tools learners, instructors, and enterprises need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Millions of people learn on Udemy from real-world experts in topics ranging from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to thousands of courses, learning analytics, and the ability to host and distribute their own content.
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Unibuddy
London - Unibuddy helping universities and students to attract, engage and convert prospects through peer interactions. It also changes the way universities attract, inform and recruit students by placing peer interactions and instant messaging at the core of its solutions. By embedding their tools into their websites, universities allow prospective applicants to chat with their student ambassadors and join group discussions in a matter of seconds. Unibuddy platform and your students provide a ready stream of content and a deeper insight into your market’s motivations. They allow prospects wherever they are to get to know the real​ you and make the right decision and through online peer-to-peer connections. Unibuddy was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, England, UK.
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Upkey
Chicago - Upkey is a provider of remote career readiness and talent engagement tools for students, universities, and companies. The company's platform provides students with innovative tools including personal branding services and materials, vast network reach of jobs and opportunities, and on-demand services based on professional needs, enabling competitive candidates to polish, present, and brand themselves more effectively and amplifies their success in transitioning into the professional world. UpKey was founded in 2016 by Amir Badr, Mark Pawloski, and Mo Bitar.
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Upswing
Austin - Upswing provides colleges and universities with an integrated student services platform to increase student retention. Colleges are able to integrate their various student support operations in a virtual environment to allow students to easily find and meet with staff in support functions like advising, counseling, student success coaching, and tutoring. Additionally, Upswing's virtual assistant connects students via SMS to college reminders and information. By streamlining student services, college administrators are able to manage support staff in a single location, oversee communication with students, and access streamlined reporting and insights.
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Vennli
South Bend - Vennli is the content intelligence platform that helps marketers be more relevant to customers in messaging, content strategy and marketing communications. Increase conversion with marketing content that stands out by knowing what matters most to your customers. Stop spending money on content and promotion that doesn’t work. Deliver the right message at the right time.
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Verbit.ai
New York - Verbit is the world’s leading AI-powered transcription and captioning platform, providing accurate, word-for-word transcripts and captions to diverse customers in the education, legal, media, government and corporate sectors.
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VitalSource
Raleigh - VitalSource Technologies is a platform that provides building, enhancing, and delivering e-learning content. They offer best-in-breed technology, enterprise-level scalability, industry-leading analytics, and the broadest digital content catalog in higher education. The VitalSource Bookshelf® platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education. Content from more than 1000 of the world’s top academic publishers is available to Bookshelf platform users, including those living with disabilities, on a variety of operating systems and devices.
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Top EdTech Companies

While India continues to produce edtech and software unicorns at a rapid pace, the United States is still the crown jewel for innovation in the education space. Look no further than the Unvalley and the West Coast. It seems that every day features a new, high-profile edtech startup or edtech funding news.

Before understanding where the edtech space is today, let’s first take a trip down memory lane. Who were the first movers? Where were they located? How did they fare versus the titans of industry that preceded them?

Although the “edtech” wave informally began in the 60s and 70s, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that online education became accessible for the average joe. Seen as a pioneer in the industry, MIT first started offering online classes in 2002. Then came DeVry and Phoenix University, both of whom are 100% online colleges today and were revolutionized by the invention of tele- and videoconferencing.

Today, the software industry has crept into the sometimes-antiquated education industry in the form of billion-dollar valuations and unicorn statuses. Among them are Handshake, Masterclass, Udemy, Coursera and Duolingo.

These companies – and most in edtech – have many things in common. First and most obvious, the edtech world is digitizing education. Contributing to so many other positive benefits, digitization allows content to scale at rapid paces instead of students needing to carry physical books and visit a school campus. Instead, you can access elite courses and educational resources from your couch. Coursera and Udemy created marketplaces for courses and lessons that anyone who wants to learn about coding, painting, math or engineering can take from their own home. Revolutionary!

Second, edtech companies are democratizing education for all when in the past, only the rich and wealthy had access to top-notch schooling, professors and resources. Take Masterclass for example: For a monthly cost, you can learn tennis from Serena Williams, basketball from Steph Curry or gymnastics fundamentals from Simone Biles. And, that’s just sports! Their topics range from fashion and cooking to art and finance taught by experts in their fields.

Lastly, they have made education far cheaper. Instead of today’s students being somewhat forced into universities and colleges that charge an arm and a leg in tuition and entangle alumni with thousands of dollars in debt, students can pay on-demand at a far lower cost due to economies of scale. Duolingo, an Unvalley-based language learning platform, is free for consumers!

Because of these few world-changing consequences and so many more, edtech is experiencing a flurry of venture investment from all over the globe, including top firms like Andreesen Horowitz and Tiger Global. And, nations and cultures that had previously been left out of the new age of education and technology realms are finally getting access to new information.

Next, you’ll learn about the education companies changing the industry with new technologies and softwares.

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When you think of edtech companies, who first comes to mind? Learning management systems? Digital course marketplaces? Classroom tech?

The edtech industry is broad. With new trends come new education technology news and resources. EdSurge, a board and community that supports the edtech market and serves as a edtech hub for news, is constantly have to chase edtech stories as they appear around the world. A quick glance at their website reveals that education is changing at perhaps its fastest rate yet. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when many universities, higher education institutions and schools were shuttered and forced to operate virtually.

As personal development has become a keystone of the employee experience, learning management systems (or LMSs) have gotten an incredible share of venture funding in the last few years. COVID-19 and the pandemic accelerated the increasing importance of a workplace’s role in and support of employees’ personal lives. As startups, large institutions and technologists innovate further, expect a lot more news and funding from this sector of the edtech market in the coming years.

Course marketplaces have already taken the world by storm. But again, expect massive growth and more companies to emerge in this formidable edtech area. As education has digitized and democratized for individuals around the world, course marketplaces like Bay Area-based Coursera, Udacity and Udemy have surged to record valuations (worth $7+ billion, $1+ billion and $4+ billion, respectively).

Technology has also leaked into classrooms. Some of the largest classroom edtech platforms include DC-based Blackboard, Salt Lake City-headquartered Canvas and Aussie-led Moodle. Each of these growing companies provides elearning tools, virtual classroom options and extensive analytics to help educators better understand how and what to teach their students.

To get a deeper glance at the Unvalley edtech scene where major strides are being made, continue reading. Further, if you’re interested in landing a new position in edtech – whether software engineering, talent resources, marketing or finance – sign up for the free Powderkeg talent matching service. Find and apply for your dream job in minutes!

EdTech Companies That Are Hiring

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Code Galaxy
Austin - Code Galaxy is a provider of online live classes, tutoring sessions and camps intended to help students grow and improve their computer programming, design, coding and other technology education skills.
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A Cloud Guru
Austin - A Cloud Guru leads the world in cloud computing training with Amazon, Google, and Azure. Their online platform offers courses to prepare engineers to take certification exams for the three major cloud providers. ACG enables professionals to learn on their time and at their own pace.
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TrueLearn
Mooresville - TrueLearn is a test simulation platform that assists medical students in their education. TrueLearn provides its users with SmartBanks, an online platform that provides students with exam-related content, analytics, and personalized feedback. It features navigation bars, market explanations, board-style vignettes, visual explanations, and peer performance comparisons. TrueLearn was launched in 2008 by Joshua Courtney and is based in Pennsylvania.
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Teachable
New York - Teachable (formerly Fedora) is changing education by making it easy to teach or sell courses online. Teacher entrepreneurs use Teachable to run their own courses work with almost half a million students online. In a matter of minutes, Teachable allows you to create a beautiful and powerful, payment-ready course from your own website without any technical knowledge. While many use Teachable for asynchronous video-based classes teachers have used it to sell books, services, offline-online classes, group coaching, tutoring and webinars.
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National Robotics Engineering Center
Pittsburgh - Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 84,000 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university.
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Sphero
Boulder - Inspiring the creators of tomorrow.
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Newsela
New York - Newsela is an Edtech startup that takes real and new content from trusted providers and turns it into learning materials. Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction-ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 14,000 texts on its platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.
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As more funding and resources are devoted to the growth of the education technology industry, edtech jobs are becoming more abundant. Do you want to work for a company shaping how the future of education is shaped? Are you passionate about helping the next billion online get opportunities that were once thought to be impossible?

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