Many of these ed tech companies focus on connecting learners and teachers, offering access to experts, and keeping learners entertained.
Some of the most well-funded companies on our list include iTutorGroup, EverFi, and HotChalk.
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.
Our market map also includes classroom management systems, and next-gen study tools like digital audiovisual flash cards.