HolonIQ Australia & New Zealand EdTech 50

HolonIQ’s annual list of the most innovative EdTech startups across Australia and New Zealand.

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In November 2020, HolonIQ announced our first annual Australia-New Zealand EdTech 50 — a list of the 50 most promising education technology startups across the region.

There are approximately 750 EdTech companies across Australia and New Zealand supporting learners, teachers, schools, institutions and companies to positively impact educational outcomes, support access to learning and increase the efficiency of educational processes and systems.

The HolonIQ Australia-New Zealand EdTech 50 recognises the most promising EdTech teams based in Australia and New Zealand, and helps to shine a light on innovation across the market, the robustness of the ecosystem, and the collaboration between EdTech companies and education institutions.

The composition of the 2020 ANZ EdTech 50 identifies strong teams across all sectors and particularly in K12 and Higher Education. Given the historical strength in the use of technology in teaching and delivery, it’s not surprising to see many EdTech teams that are supporting institutions with education management, communication and analytics systems, as well as a strong focus on digital content solutions.  Language learning and assisting international students features along with strong STEAM and Coding teams.  In the Workforce learning segment, digital skill development, mentoring software and experiential learning solutions feature.

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Methodology

The HolonIQ Education Intelligence Unit evaluated 750+ organisations from the region powered by data and insights from our Global Intelligence Platform.

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HolonIQ's Scoring Fingerprint

HolonIQ and select Australia / New Zealand market experts assessed each organisation based on HolonIQ’s startup scoring rubric, which covers the following dimensions:

Market. The quality and relative attractiveness of the specific market in which the company competes.

Product. The quality and uniqueness of the product itself.

Team. The expertise and diversity of the team.

Capital. The financial health of the company and in particular its ability to generate or secure sufficient funding.

Momentum. Positive changes in the size and velocity of the company over time.

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Sector & Country Profile

The ANZ EdTech 50 shows strong teams across K12, Higher Education and Workforce with 20% from New Zealand. In terms of city headquarters, Melbourne has the most number of EdTech’s in the ANZ 50, followed by Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. Other HQ’s include Adelaide, Hamilton, Newcastle and Perth.

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