🌐 Global Classrooms: Exploring K12 International Schools + MENA EdTech 50

K12 International Schools, serving almost 7 millions students are in the spotlight along with MENA's most promising EdTech startups that are at the forefront of technology innovation for the region's education system.

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K12 International Schools, serving almost 7 millions students are in the spotlight along with MENA's most promising EdTech startups at the forefront of technology innovation for the region's education system. Don't forget to check out the 2024 Global Education Outlook, and sign up for our new Daily Newsletters Chart of the Day and Impact Capital Markets. For unlimited access to over one million charts, request a demo.

This Week's Topics

  • ✒️ International Schools. Market Map
  • 📊 Chart Spotlight. Factors Affecting International School Choice
  • 📈 K12 Digital Transformation Survey. Participate in the Research
  • 🏆 Middle East & North Africa EdTech 50. The most promising EdTech start-ups in the region
  • 📖 Annual Outlook. 180+ Pages of Trends, Insights, and Data
  • 💰 Education Deals of the Week. Funding and M&A

🚸 International Schools

With over 14,000+ international schools worldwide, serving almost 7 million students and 665,000 teachers, international schools are a large and growing global business. International schools provide a pathway for international higher education, and parents are drawn to the appeal of English as the main language of learning, seeing it as a route to better post-school opportunities for their children.

International schools generally operate independently, as part of a cross-border network of schools, or as part of a franchise, and offer globally recognized curriculum. To signal quality, schools have sought recognition from established associations like MSA-CESS, NEASC, Cognia, CIS, FOBISIA, and others. Online international schools are growing, too, and have attracted students facing geographic or financial constraints. Indeed, online models allow K12 students to access international education at more competitive prices than traditional international schools.

International schools will continue to be a key model in the K12 landscape as globalization progresses and as parents seek to ensure that their children develop skills and perspectives that are valuable in a global workforce.

HolonIQ Market Map: International Schools

Market Map - International Schools, Source: HolonIQ

📊 Charts Spotlight - Factors affecting international school choice

It stands to reason that K12 international schools are in high demand in Asia, given that students from the region account for the majority of global student flows to international higher education destinations (US, UK, Canada, and Australia). K12 International Schools offer globally recognized education taught primarily in English, streamlining the pathway to higher education abroad for students from non-English speaking countries.

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🗣️ Participate in HolonIQ's annual 'K12 Digital Transformation' survey

Join us for HolonIQ's second annual K12 Digital Transformation Survey! We're mapping how schools worldwide approach digital transformation - from systems to products, people, and processes. Participate in the 2024 K12 Digital Transformation Survey.

Source: HolonIQ. K12 Digital Transformation Survey

🏆 Middle East & North Africa EdTech 50

Each year, HolonIQ identifies the 1000 most promising EdTech startups globally. Region by region we build a picture of each market and how technology is being used in education, from PreK to Lifelong Upskilling. Drawing on the HolonIQ Platform, along with perspectives from market experts in each region, analysts from our Education Intelligence Unit consider which segments are in demand, where capital is flowing, the products and models gaining traction and characteristics of the leadership team. This week, we are featuring the most promising EdTech startups in the Middle East & North Africa.

Source: HolonIQ

🌏 2024 Global Education Outlook

We recently launched the 2024 Global Education Outlook, HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy, presenting over 180 pages of detailed market data, investment & analysis, strategic shifts and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report. You may also be interested in our Global Economic OutlookGlobal Climate Tech Outlook and Global Health Tech Outlook.

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💰 Education Deals of the Week

HolonIQ actively monitors and tracks capital flow in the Education market, spanning across all regions and transaction categories. Subscribe to our Daily Capital Markets newsletter to see the top deals daily.


🚼 Upwards, a US-based national childcare network and care benefits company, raised $21M in series B funding, and plans to use the funds to expand its caregiver network and diversify care options.

🏠 India-based Amber, a student accommodation booking platform, received $21M in funding. It plans to expand into new markets like US, Canada, and Europe and deepen its current presence in UK, Ireland, and Australia.

🚼 BridgeCare, a data and technology infrastructure platform for early care and education, raised $10M in funding and plans to expand across more US states.

💳 Mia Share, a payment solution for trade and technical schools, raised $6.5M in seed funding to improve tuition management and payments.

💼 Dublin-based IreeMay, a platform offering career guidance counseling to high school students, raised $1.93M in funding, which will be used to launch its AI-powered program in secondary schools across Ireland and the UK.

💭 India-based ConveGenius, provider of an AI-powered adaptive learning platform, raised a $1.8M series A and plans to bolster its cloud services and expedite the development of its generative AI capabilities.

🚗 Guidoio, an Italy-based digital driving school app, raised $725,000 in pre-seed funding to refine its operations and advance its app technology.

💻 Incident IQ, a K12 helpdesk and asset management platform, received an undisclosed investment from Cove Hill Partners.

🎓 Carnegie, a provider of higher education marketing and enrollment services, received an undisclosed investment from Shamrock Ventures.


📨 SchoolStatus, a provider of K12 communication and data analytics platform, acquired school-home communications platform SchoolNow, to deepen its communication capabilities for K12 schools.

🏢 True Platform, a talent management solution acquired Bleeker, an executive coaching and assessment company, and rebranded it as True Advance.

⚕️ The National Board of Medical Examiners acquired an XR platform for healthcare skill development, MedVR Education, which allows NMBE to bring assessments for learning to the medical education community.

📈 Stockpile, a financial learning platform for children and parents, acquired Investables, an alternative investing platform, to provide customers with access to alternative investing expertise.

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