The education sector is no stranger to technology. In fact, EdTech startups have been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. From online learning platforms to apps that help with homework, there’s no shortage of innovative EdTech products on the market.
Recently, the global edtech startup investment scene has shattered records. In 2020 and 2021, over $25B was invested into EdTech startups.
However, globally, the numbers are down in 2022, with around $5.4 billion going into seed and venture rounds for EdTech startups so far this year, below the $15.8 billion investors poured into the space in 2021.
Here are the EdTech startups that you should keep an eye on in 2023.
Where kids learn to work in teams and make decisions.
Synthesis is an online enrichment program for kids ages 8-14 designed by the creator of Elon Musk’s Ad Astra School.
Synthesis students learn communication and team decision-making through our collaborative thinking games.
Tuition covers a 60-minute weekly cohort session facilitated by two dedicated teachers and access to 20+ additional sessions throughout the week.
Classcraft’s motivational approach is firmly rooted with the Self-Determination Theory, a well-researched psychological framework. By fulfilling players’ needs for exercising control, developing competency, and experiencing relatedness, external systems like gaming are significant pathways to foster intrinsic motivation.
By enabling educators to use familiar gaming mechanics in their instruction, Classcraft helps students see meaning in school and develop the competencies to become better learners.
The mission of CodeHS is to empower all students to meaningfully impact the future. The company believes that in the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. That’s why we say: Read, Write, Code.
CodeHS does this by providing high quality curriculum, tools, and resources to teachers, students, and schools to implement top tier computer science programs.
BloomBoard is a talent development provider that enables K-12 school districts to grow, advance, and retain educators by making professional education a benefit of employment.
They offer turnkey programs for school districts to move educators forward at all points of their professional journey.
The platform connects districts to higher education institutions that offer apprenticeship, certification, and degree programs using a unique on-the-job instructional model.
Greenlight is the family finance company on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart kids.
Its groundbreaking family finance product is a comprehensive, all-in-one money management platform purpose-built for families. With a parent-managed debit card for kids and companion app, parents can automate allowance, manage chores, set flexible spend controls and enable their kids to become investors.
Kids explore lessons in earning, saving, spending, giving and investing while learning to make real-world tradeoff decisions.
The mission of uLesson is to build effective educational experiences that help Africans realize their aspirations.
The service is built to specifically serve African needs across the board. uLesson seeks to engage African students in a manner that is culturally relevant, and responds to the syllabi in their respective countries.
uLesson leverages the best in-class teachers, media, and technology to create high-quality, affordable and accessible education for students.
They take complex concepts of maths, physics, chemistry and biology and present them to the learner in a manner that makes learning interactive and engaging.
Boddle is an interactive 3D game that makes learning and practicing math exciting and engaging.
Used by thousands of schools, teachers, parents and students, Boddle is proven to provide young learners with healthy screen time while providing adults with the insight and assurance of learning progress.
Boddle’s mission is to help kids grow their love for learning so that they can build a brighter future. Boddle also wants to ensure that fun and high-quality learning is available and accessible to all students around the world.
Tinkergarten helps families get outside to make the most of their kids’ early learning years. Designed by education experts and loved by all families, the play-based outdoor curriculum guides parents in raising healthy, confident, and capable kids.
Through live, weekly sessions, an at-home curriculum, and a rich learning community, Tinkergarten makes purposeful outdoor play doable for every family.
Career Karma is a platform that helps people to find the career that is right for them. The website offers a variety of Software Development Bootcamps resources, including articles, quizzes, and a Career Finder tool.
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Career Karma also provides users with access to a community of career experts, who can offer advice and support. The website’s goal is to help people to make informed decisions about their careers, and to ultimately find the career that is best for them.
Career Karma is a valuable resource for anyone who is looking to make a change in their career. With its wealth of information and support, Career Karma can help anyone find the career that they are meant to have.
Tens of thousands of people come to Career Karma everyday seeking to reskill and find new jobs but don’t have laptops to take advantage of learning opportunities online.
Framework is the world’s first on-demand business school, radically reimagined for them. Born out of Founders Forum, a private network of the world’s top tech entrepreneurs, they’ve worked with over 100+ operators—across product, growth, ops, people, data, engineering and design.
Their mission is to scale a new generation of modern business leaders by giving them the on-demand knowledge and networks to build world-class teams, products and companies.
Preply is a global language learning marketplace, connecting 50,000+ tutors with millions of learners from all over the world. Since the company launched, students have signed up to more than 15 million lessons.
Backed by some of the world’s leading investors, Preply is on a mission to shape the future of effective learning.
Fueled by a belief that live engagement with a teacher is still the most effective way to learn a new skill, Preply is building a personalized learning space that will enable individual learners to reach their goals in the fastest way possible.
On Deck is creating a new community and educational environment where the world’s top talent comes to connect.
Whatever it is you want to do next, the On Deck community and action-oriented programming allows fellows to learn something new to uplevel your career, launch and scale big ideas, and make lifelong friends.
The company creates 8- to 10-week-long virtual fellowships provide community, education, support, and momentum to supercharge your path forward. Fellowship categories include:
- On Deck Founders
- On Deck Scale
- On Deck Angels
- Execs On Deck
To date, program fellows have founded 330+ companies and raised over $250m from incredible investors through On Deck programming.
GOMYCODE trains the next tech generation on the most innovative and recent technologies. They help them get ready for the jobs of the future and prepare them for their professional endeavor while reinforcing their employability.
The GOMYCODE method is replacing the classic educational system. Their learning model is based on projects and exercises providing the student with long-term knowledge and skills.
- Full-Stack Development
- 3D Game Development
- 2D Game Development
- Deep Learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- UX Design
- Front-end with ReactJS
- Back-end with NodeJS
- and more……
FeedbackFruits is an Edtech company, founded at TU Delft, the Netherlands, in a forgotten room at the Physics department.
It was the experience of re-designing a master’s curriculum in Sustainability Technology that brought their CEO and co-founder Ewoud de Kok to suddenly realize: why does the communication in education have to be a one-way only system?
FeedbackFruits are working hard to provide pedagogical tools that help teachers to not only convey knowledge in their courses, but improve students’ higher order skills through active participation and organized feedback.
Somewhere in the world there are students, teachers, and educational professionals giving their best. For them, the goal is to make every course in the world engaging in the near future.
As the leading provider of impact-driven mentoring programs, they partner with 160+ higher education institutions to provide all students with a relevant, trained peer, professional, or alumni mentor.
The partner institutions have seen an average reduction in melt rates of -13.79% and an average effect on retention of +3.84%, with a total of more than 135,000 mentorships created since our inception in 2015.
Mentor Collective is the industry-leading provider of mentoring programs and voted one of BuiltIn’s 100 Best Remote-First Places to Work!
These EdTech startups are changing the way we learn by making it more interactive and engaging. What do you think about these new ways of learning? Would you use any of these platforms? Let us know in the comments below!
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