Global EdTech Unicorns

25 July 2018 (Updated). Current Private Education Companies Valued at USD $1B+

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EdTech Unicorns

For a market forecast to be $10 trillion by 2030, education is arguably underweight compared to peer industries for Unicorns or private companies valued at $1B+ USD. Over 250 Unicorns exist around the world across all industries with education making up around ten overall on a like-for-like basis (Started in the prior decade or recently raising venture capital).

If you are looking for ‘Unicorn Elders’, more mature private companies valued at US$1B+, please keep reading and check out The Complete List of Global Education Stocks to find the 110 public education companies, many of whom have a market capitalization greater than US$1B as well.

5 Years of Unicorn Investment

Over US$3B has been invested in these 10 Unicorns over the last five years with China making massive investments over the period. US companies such as Pluralsight and Renaissance have graduated to join their listed or Unicorn Elder peers.

Unicorn Elders

In addition to the 10 EdTech Unicorns and 100 Global Education Stocks are a group of private education companies (not all strictly EdTech) that are valued at US$1B+.

The EdTech Unicorn List

CompanyCountryClusterDateRoundValuationComments
VIPKidChinaLanguageApr 2018Series D$1.5B
17zuoye (一起作业)ChinaTutoringMarch 2018Series E$1.0B
ByJu’sIndiaMobileAug 2017Growth$1.0B
YuanfudaoChinaTutoringMay 2017PE Round$1.0B
UdemyUSProprietary OnlineJun 2016Series D$1.0B
Age of LearningUSOnline CurriculumMay 2016Series A$1.0B
iTutorGroupChinaLanguageNovember 2015Series C$1.0B
UdacityUSProprietary OnlineNov 2015Series D$1.1B
HuJiangChinaOnline CurriculumOctober 2015Series D$1.0B

Series-A Global EdTech Trends

10 Oct 2018. The evolution of the Global EdTech Series-A round over the last ten years

6.7 million US job openings

22 Aug 2018. Post-secondary education design meets labor market analytics

$5m+ EdTech Deal Every Day

15 Aug 2018. It’s not just the mega-deals in edtech setting new records. Q3 is on track to close one US$5m+ deal per day on average.

Global EdTech Investment projected to reach US$6 Billion

8 Aug 18. July 2018 saw over $1 billion in EdTech investment. 2018 is set to be a record year of investment, projected to reach $6 billion.

Robo Revolution 4x Education-as-Usual

9 Nov 2018. Four times as many folks prefer ‘Robo Revolution’ over ‘Education-as-Usual’ and they think it’s more likely.

Education-as-Usual: 45% Likely. 5% Prefer.

1 Nov 2018. Thousands of responses later, we check the pulse of Education-as-Usual in 2030.

The Anatomy of an EdTech Unicorn

15 Oct 2018. Mapping the evolution of EdTech Unicorns and four growth archetypes they are following

Education in 2030 – Russia Votes

3 October 2018. Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Chancellors, CEOs and Investors from across Russia vote on Education in 2030.

Two $5m+ edtech deals every day

3 October 2018. Two $5m+ edtech deals every day

Top 500 Education Mobile Apps

30 Aug 2018. Power to the Learner. Education App Teardown – Part 1

Global International Student Flows

International Education in 2030

Education in 2030 – K12 China Votes

16 Jul 2018. K12 Leaders from across China vote on Education in 2030.

2030 Scenarios Voting Summary

12 Jul 2018. 1,000 teachers, entrepreneurs, executives and investors from Beijing, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris, London, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Sydney all voted on Education in 2030.

HIQ Global 100 Education Index

11 July 2018. A market-capitalization-weighted index of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the education sector around the world by market value.

The Complete List of Global Education Stocks

12 July 2018. 110 public education companies from around the world valued at US$156B, generating $64B in revenue and driven by 420,000 teachers and professionals.

Global Voting Part 2 – Education in 2030

6 July 2018. Boston, New York, San Francisco and Sydney vote on the Five Scenarios for Education in 2030.

Half a million K12 schools and counting

28 June 2018. Putting every school on the map

Global Voting Part 1 – Education in 2030

28 June 2018. Beijing, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris and London vote on the Five Scenarios for Education in 2030.

Education Blockchain Market Map

26 June 2018. 30+ Blockchain StartUps working on alternative models for education, learning and skills

The Complete List of Global EdTech Unicorns

25 July 2018 (Updated). Current Private Education Companies Valued at USD $1B+

$10 Trillion Global Education Market in 2030

Education in 2030

Global Drivers for Education in 2030

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Building Scenarios for Education in 2030

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Methodology

Scenario #1. Education-as-Usual

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Scenario #2. Regional Rising

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Scenario #3. Global Giants

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Scenario #4. Peer-to-Peer

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Scenario #5. Robo Revolution

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

Reimagining Education: Innovation at the Edge

How innovation at the edges will change the shape of education

EdTech Global Startup Activity — Global Ecosystems Report

290% total funding growth in EdTech over the last 5 years.