This year, deals and dollars are on track to see their first annual declines in four years.
Ed tech activity increased for the second-consecutive quarter in Q2'16, but the year is still unlikely to match 2015 deal levels.
With 10 ed tech investors and executives weigh in on the challenges and opportunity in ed tech, which may be poised to spawn new multibillion dollar companies.
Ed tech M&A peaked in 2014, and this year has seen less than a half-dozen exits to-date. There have only been 5 VC-backed IPOs in the category since 2012.
The 130+ key players in the education tech space you need to know, including startups, investors, and exited companies.
Our market map also includes classroom management systems, and next-gen study tools like digital audiovisual flash cards.
We ranked the top VC and CVC investors in ed tech and visualized their portfolio companies. Top investors include NewSchools Venture Fund, 500 Startups, and Learn Capital.
The US share of global deals to ed tech startups declined from over 80% in 2011 to 60% in 2015.
Smart money VCs decreased their deals to ed tech startups in 2015 and their activity is on track for a further dip this year.
Intel Capital, China-based TAL Education Group, Pearson, and Google Ventures are among the most active corporate investors in ed tech.