๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸซSupporting Teachers + Australia & New Zealand EdTech 50

In this week's Education newsletter, we explore Teacher Support Solutions, spotlight the 2023 Australia & New Zealand EdTech 50 and look at top deals in education this week.

Happy Monday ๐Ÿ‘‹

This week we explore Teacher Support Solutions and spotlight the 2023 Australia & New Zealand EdTech 50. 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

  • โœ’๏ธ Teacher Support Solutions. Market Map + Chart
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ K12 Digital Capability Framework. Participate in the 2024 K12 Digital Transformation Survey
  • ๐Ÿ“– Annual Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insights, and data
  • ๐Ÿ† Australia and New Zealand Ed Tech 200. EdTech start-ups in the region
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Education Deals of the Week. Funding and M&A

โœ’๏ธ Teacher Support Solutions

While digital technologies hold much potential to improve education, many educators face a stark reality: limited access to these tools amidst immense pressure to deliver results. Teaching can be more effective with the strategic use of technology, from streamlined tasks to boosted engagement and improved learning outcomes. Yet, educators often juggle heavy workloads, increasing emotional demands, and low pay, while lacking crucial resources. This perfect storm fosters stress and burnout, ultimately impacting the quality of education students receive.

A diverse range of teacher support solutions is growing to address these challenges, empowering teachers and enriching learning experiences.

Digital resources that support learning design. Discoverable content platforms, AI-powered tools for lesson creation, grading, and feedback, and interactive delivery tools enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of classroom instruction.

Professional growth and development to build capacity in the teacherforce. Peer-to-peer networks, professional development platforms, and impact measurement tools support teachers in collaborating, sharing best practices, and evaluating their effectiveness.

An extra โ€˜handโ€™ is always appreciated. Virtual teaching assistants and AI-powered automation tools alleviate administrative burdens, freeing up time for personalized student interactions.

Expect AI teacher support tools to gain traction in 2024 and beyond, addressing critical needs in the education sector and improving the overall teaching experience, leading to more productive and motivated educators.

HolonIQ Market Map: Teacher Support

Market Map - Teacher Support Solutions, Source: HolonIQ

๐Ÿ“Š Teacher perception of how technology helps them in their work

Even while facing workforce shortages, many educators see technology as a valuable tool to improve their teaching and alleviate some pressure.

Subscribe to HolonIQ's new newsletter 'Chart of the Day', providing a daily chart that helps explain the global impact economy - from education to healthcare and climate technology.

๐Ÿšฉ K12 Digital Capability

The K12 Digital Capability Framework offers an overarching view for schools to map and measure digital capabilities across the learner lifecycle, ultimately to support sustainable and resilient approaches to create digitally responsible, capable, and productive citizens.

The HolonIQ 2024 K12 Annual Survey helps inform future iterations of the framework and is live for K12 leaders to share insights on the evolving landscape of education.

Participate in the 2024 K12 Digital Transformation Survey

Source: HolonIQ. K12 Digital Capability Framework

๐ŸŒ 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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๐Ÿ†Australia & New Zealand EdTech 200

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 Australia & New Zealand.

Source: HolonIQ

๐Ÿ’ฐ 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 each day.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Funding

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Colossyan, a London, UK-based AI video for workplace learning company, raised $22M in funding. The company intends to use the funds to support its expansion plans.

๐Ÿ’ผ Pintar, an Indonesian online education platform providing courses to improve job skills, raised $3M in pre-series A funding.

๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Adventum Student Living, a study abroad service provider platform raised $3M to support international educational for Indian students.

โš•๏ธ AlensiaXR, a medical education company, secured $3M in Series A funding to expand its holographic platform for anatomy learning.

๐Ÿ”ค Leya AI, a Lithuania-based AI English tutor, raised $1.8M in pre-seed funding, after the company launched its beta version six months ago, and has grown to serve 4500 users currently.

๐Ÿ“ Examfly, a professional test-prep platform based in Ireland, raised $1.6M in seed funding with plans to grow into the UK and further develop its learning platform with AI integration.

๐Ÿ’ป Klas, a platform that lets users start online schools, produce courses, and hold live classes, raised $1 million in pre-seed capital and aims to serve 100,000 virtual schools globally, focusing on North America and India, by 2027.

๐Ÿง  Branching Minds, a provider of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTTS) platform for individual learning needs, secured a growth investment from social impact investor, Bain Capital Double Impact, to expand further into U.S. school districts.

๐Ÿซ Private equity firm Millpond Equity Partners invested an undisclosed amount in Galileo Education, a provider of education to pre-K-12 students.

โž— Mathnasium's largest multi-unit franchisee, Mo Khalil, secured investment from Snapdragon Capital Partners, aiming to open 25 additional Mathnasium centers over five years.

๐Ÿ’ผ M&A

๐ŸŽ’ Instructure, the learning ecosystem and maker of Canvas, completed its acquisition of Parchment, a digital credential platform, to enable customers to offer flexible lifelong learning experiences by providing a verifiable digital passport of achievement records and outcomes for learners.

๐Ÿ“š Savvas Learning, a K-12 learning solution provider, acquired Outlier.org, a startup that provides online college-level courses for high school students. This acquisition makes dual enrollment opportunities more accessible for high school students in the U.S.

๐Ÿง  CentralReach, a provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA)-focused practice management software, acquired SILAS, an SEL and behavior solution for PreK-12 general, special, and transition vocational education programs, to expand its capabilities in SEL curriculum.

๐Ÿ‘ถ Acquirer of childcare administration solutions, Juice Technologies, expanded its presence in the Australian market with its acquisition of Kangarootime. The group now consists of Kidsoft, Infocare Solutions, and Kangarootime.

โœ๏ธ 95 Percent Group, a provider of literacy solutions acquired Morpheme Magic, a company that aims to help learners build morphological awareness. The addition of Morpheme Magic expands the company's literacy toolkit for educators.

๐Ÿฆ‰ Little Barn Owls, a UK nursery group, acquired Brookfield Day Nursery & Holiday Club, a daycare center in Crawley, for an undisclosed amount.


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