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51 EdTech Startups Positioned to Make it Big in 2021

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Imagine a world where students are not confined to a specific location or ‘space’ to learn and are free to learn at every point in time and space. Imagine your iPad (or the future equivalent) teaching you while you are stuck in traffic, what would be the coolest thing to learn about? Say, about health care? Or to speak a new language? Or about a new, previously unknown concept, which one day might change your field?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you must be excited about the EdTech startup space.

The only sad part is that most of the public-school systems around the world are actually quite the opposite of what I just described, and even worse, despite of the enormous growth of technology-driven tools, the public-education industry is still largely stuck in the industrial age, and specifically in the 1950’s. However, this is about to change, and it’ll change big time.


1. KoolSkools

The idea behind this startup: KoolSkools is a collaborative learning platform that responds to pedagogical requirements by digitalizing different processes.

Headquarters: Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Unknown

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2. Doyobi

The idea behind this startup: Doyobi is an ed-tech startup providing science and coding courses for kids.

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: EdTech, Education

Founders: Unknown

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3. Henry

The idea behind this startup: Henry trains software developers for free and helps them find a job in exchange for a share of their future income.

Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech

Founders: Martin Borchardt

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4. Steppix

The idea behind this startup: Smarter online dance training at home

Headquarters: Grünwald, Bayern, Germany

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Edutainment, Fitness, Training

Founders: Adlet Anarbekuly, Daulet Anarbekuly, Rinat Latypov

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5. Pedagog.ac

The idea behind this startup: Gamified Learning & Tutoring platform

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Jatin Anand, Professor Dr Edward Roy Krishnan

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6. Astrid

The idea behind this startup: Astrid is a “magical schoolbook” that makes reading fun. A complete e-learning platform that supports students, teachers and parents.

Headquarters: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Andreas Kullberg, John Kristensen

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7. Got it App

The idea behind this startup: PERSONAL MENTAL GUIDE (APP) IN THE POCKET OF ATHLETE

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Apps, EdTech, Education, eSports, Mobile Apps, Psychology, Sports, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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8. Pantheon

The idea behind this startup: A competitive community of the brightest students in the world.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: EdTech, Social

Founders: Akshath Sivaprasad, Ali Ahmed

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9. YearOne

The idea behind this startup: YearOne helps companies hire and support non-traditional/underrepresented early software engineers graduating from code schools.

Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, United States

Industries: EdTech, Internet, Recruiting

Founders: Samuel Ajayi, Stephen Ajayi

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10. clickto.

The idea behind this startup: Platform for managing and running virtual programs

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Digital Entertainment, E-Learning, EdTech

Founders: Dotan Tamir, Erez Roll

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11. iSara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

The idea behind this startup: A Government of India Recognized Next Generation Technology Startup.

Headquarters: Dahod, Gujarat, India

Industries: EdTech, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Dr.Rahul Tagarya

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12. Magic Kids

The idea behind this startup: Magic Kids is an educational app which integrates Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence/

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, EdTech

Founders: Anatoly Shcherbakov

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13. Trkr

The idea behind this startup: Trkr is a SaaS platform targeting the education market through both direct student sales as well as school and classroom partnerships

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

Industries: Database, EdTech, Education, Software

Founders: Aiden Kelley, Lukas Keen

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14. Edulytics

The idea behind this startup: Edulytics uses AI and predictive analytics to produce hyper-personalized lesson plans

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

Founders: Tamar Huggins Grant

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15. AIO Educação

The idea behind this startup: Learning made easy with artificial intelligence working to create individualized journeys for each student.

Headquarters: Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, EdTech

Founders: Murilo Vasconcelos, Patricia Oakim

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16. E-Numeracy

The idea behind this startup: Stealth Edtech/AI company building revolutionary, highly personalised maths learning platform for 16+ students who struggle with maths.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Machine Learning, Software

Founders: Mike Fish

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17. StayQrious

The idea behind this startup: StayQrious is an edtech company that focusses on essential 21st century skills through live online coding classes.

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Unknown

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18. Kompanions

The idea behind this startup: Kompanions is the largest producer of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), & mixed reality (MR) based educational content globally.

Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Industries: 3D Technology, Augmented Reality, EdTech, Education, Primary Education, STEM Education, Virtual Reality

Founders: Unknown

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19. Curioasis

The idea behind this startup: Education platform providing resources and tools to facilitate distance learning, live teaching, and community building.

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States

Industries: Communities, EdTech, Education, Internet

Founders: Unknown

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20. Coursebook

The idea behind this startup: Coursebook is a slack – like platform for Educators to Create, Market and Sell courses Online.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, E-Learning, EdTech

Founders: Timothy Vadde

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21. Cademy

The idea behind this startup: Cademy is a SaaS enabled marketplace for local education services such as workshops, courses, CPDs, certification programs and degrees.

Headquarters: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom

Industries: EdTech, Education, Marketplace, SaaS, Software

Founders: Adrian Binzaru, Artur Binzaru

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22. Edqate

The idea behind this startup: Edqate allows you to choose the best online learning app for your child based on constructive analysis by Educators who are industry experts

Headquarters: Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Higher Education, Language Learning, Personal Development, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Skill Assessment, Vocational Education

Founders: Unknown

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23. Skillqore

The idea behind this startup: Skillqore is an AI powered learning platform that makes it easy for people and organizations to discover, curate and track all learning.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Training, EdTech, Education, Internet, MOOC, SaaS, Software

Founders: Aayush Kathuria

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24. Rizer

The idea behind this startup: Rizer is a software platform that enables creators to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses.

Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Industries: B2B, EdTech, SaaS, Software

Founders: Shashank Jakhu

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25. NinthSem

The idea behind this startup: India’s first and only Digital Learning Platform for Engineers and aspirants of the Core and Non-IT Industries.

Headquarters: Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Ambika Prasanna Dhal

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26. Sajdah

The idea behind this startup: Sajdah is a modern, technically-equipped prayer rug that helps Muslims to learn prayers, correct postures, and memorize Qur’an.

Headquarters: Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

Industries: EdTech, Electronics, Hardware, Software

Founders: Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis

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27. Amplify RJ

The idea behind this startup: Amplify RJ raises awareness of Restorative Justice philosophy, practices, and values by creating content and facilitating training.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Content, EdTech, Education

Founders: David Ryan Castro-Harris

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28. Learkn

The idea behind this startup: Edtech company focusing on creating the best digital learning experience possible.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Agustin Cortes, Carlos Miranda, Luis Fausto, Marcos Alexander Chávez

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29. SALUTECA

The idea behind this startup: Saluteca is an online health education and consultancy company for professionals, family members and caregivers of patients.

Headquarters: Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain

Industries: Consulting, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Health Care, Internet

Founders: Luis Martín Sacristán

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30. Algorizin.com

The idea behind this startup: Full-stack developer training program where you pay nothing until you land a job.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: EdTech, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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31. Emile

The idea behind this startup: Emile is a K-12 accredited learning platform that delivers 1:1, mastery-based instruction.

Headquarters: Santa Monica, California, United States

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Secondary Education

Founders: Felix Ruano

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32. hackwhat

The idea behind this startup: CyberSecurity & IT Inovative Learning Platform

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Corporate Training, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Higher Education

Founders: Praneeth Narisetty, Ranjit Patnaik Sekharamantri

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33. SMBLO

The idea behind this startup: African EdTech startup offering affordable tools to enhance the educational experience.

Headquarters: Harare, NA – Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Amanda Marufu

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34. Umanity

The idea behind this startup: A new social network where like-minded people gather for self-improvement and peer support.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Personal Development, Social Network

Founders: Bryan Kosarek, Lucas Hudek

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35. Komende

The idea behind this startup: Komende is a dedicated fintech educational platform that utilises digital media to make the information more enjoyable and accessible.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Digital Media, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, FinTech, Information Technology, Market Research, Marketing, Media and Entertainment

Founders: Annika Feign

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36. GABA

The idea behind this startup: Recommendation Generator for Pre-Medical and Medical Students

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Industries: EdTech, Education, Health Care, Software

Founders: Candice Blacknall

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37. GradGab

The idea behind this startup: Peer to Peer EdTech platform connecting prospective students/applicants with current students at their dream school

Headquarters: Long Beach, California, United States

Industries: EdTech, Education, Higher Education, Peer to Peer

Founders: Bryan DelloRusso, Carter Prince

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38. Qvault

The idea behind this startup: Learn to program. Move at your own pace. Earn free content by doing well.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Software, STEM Education

Founders: Unknown

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39. Ever.li

The idea behind this startup: Ever.li strives to build a better world by intersecting the humanities and AI.

Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States

Industries: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Edutainment, Museums and Historical Sites, Social Media

Founders: Christine Jimenez, Jean-Luc Besset, Nicolas Humbert, Petr Janata

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40. Castofly

The idea behind this startup: Castofly is a cloud-based educational technology platform for educators to seamlessly create, share, and collaborate on video content.

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Industries: EdTech, Software

Founders: Unknown

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41. Gladeo

The idea behind this startup: Gladeo is an inclusive, next-gen, online career navigation platform for the future of work

Headquarters: Santa Monica, California, United States

Industries: Career Planning, College Recruiting, Continuing Education, EdTech, Employment, Human Resources, Online Portals, Recruiting, Virtual Workforce, Vocational Education

Founders: Grace Cho, Michelle Cho

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42. Linguido

The idea behind this startup: We are transforming how people learn languages by providing a new unique methodology based on smart storytelling.

Headquarters: Olsztyn, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland

Industries: Big Data, EdTech, Education, Edutainment, Information Technology, Language Learning, Software

Founders: Alan Kashkash, Jakub Wincewicz

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43. Grovity

The idea behind this startup: Grovity is a web platform for connecting entrepreneurs with mentors who have the knowledge and experience for helping businesses to grow.

Headquarters: San Bruno, California, United States

Industries: EdTech, Education, Online Portals

Founders: Andres Mejia

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44. Prepaired

The idea behind this startup: Peer-to-peer platform for uni students to learn from each other for free.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Higher Education

Founders: Andras Geiszl, Balint Jakabos, Marton Kosdi-Kovacs

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45. UniVRse Education

The idea behind this startup: UniVRse Education combines Education with Technology to create a pleasant digital environment for learning & understanding.

Headquarters: Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

Industries: 3D Technology, EdTech, Education, Simulation, Software, Virtual Reality

Founders: Andrei Stanescu

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46. Truexam

The idea behind this startup: AI Powered Examination Management System

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Machine Learning, Software

Founders: Atul Choudhary

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47. Peecco

The idea behind this startup: Redefining the self-learning experience.

Headquarters: Algiers, Alger, Algeria

Industries: Corporate Training, EdTech, Software

Founders: Unknown

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48. Classes.ng

The idea behind this startup: Classes.ng is a search and registration engine for Centers and Tutors, where students can register for the best Classes around them.

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: EdTech, Education, Information Technology, Internet

Founders: Daniel Osi

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49. Zoonk

The idea behind this startup: Social network for learning

Headquarters: Brasilândia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Software, STEM Education

Founders: Sephora Lillian, Will Ceolin

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50. EdMill

The idea behind this startup: EdMill is the first Learning & Development platform with a digital training engineering methodology certified by AFNOR.

Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Industries: Corporate Training, E-Learning, EdTech, Education

Founders: Kuntzmann Frederic

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51. Owl code

The idea behind this startup: Coding matters also for students

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Information Technology, Secondary Education

Founders: Shaheer Ahmed

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