400+ Global EdTech VC Deals in 1H 2019 worth $3.5B accelerating education innovation around the world
India is expected to overtake China as the largest country on earth by 2022 and grow to a population of about 1.5 billion by 2030. Education is set to become a powerful engine of the country’s economic growth and development.
The fundraising evolution of every single education player globally that has raised a USD$100m+ VC round
$2B of EdTech Venture Capital was invested globally, $5B+ of education M&A, education stocks gained $30B of market cap
Despite its over-hyped status, below the surface lie five distinct applications of AI in education.
07 Feb 19. $3.2b, or almost 50% of all VC investment in 2018 occurred in just 27 deals each valued at over USD $50m.
Education sector faces heavy regulations. Twelve companies IPO in Hong Kong and U.S. exchanges. $5.2b in venture capital investments totals more than all other countries combined. Tech giants foraying into education space.
Government policies in 2018 target all levels of education. Education philanthrophy sees considerable activity. Moody’s maintaines a negative outlook for universities throughout 2018. USA ranks second to Hong Kong among most popular IPO destinations.
International education revenue increases by 15.5%. A total of $30m was invested in EdTech firms through 15+ deals. Australian higher education regulator, TEQSA, tightens up private provider market.
8 Chinese companies IPO’d or files on HKEX. HK pivoting away from a financial center to an innovation hub. AI startup SenseTime raises $600 million.
Africa’s first EdTech incubator graduates first two cohorts. UNICAF’s online degree platform raises $28 million. Private school attraction in the continent is creating more market opportunities.
China’s venture capital (VC) investments have grown more than two-fold over the previous year. India is also hitting the strides with new players coming through the ranks.
13 Dec 2018. Where did all the money go? Mapping all 1,000+ Global EdTech Venture Capital Investments for 2018.
Asian countries surge ahead in VC/PE investments. Africa’s UNICAF raises $28 million.
India becomes the third biggest EdTech VC investment market. Higher education in U.S. strengthens its appeal on Indian students. Laureate education exiting India business.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in higher education set to rise. Tutoring and learning content EdTechs raise early-stage VC funding.
EdTechs focusing on arts and creative subjects raise funding. Fragmented markets in India and Europe are gaining traction.
10 Oct 2018. The evolution of the Global EdTech Series-A round over the last ten years
India witnessing a surge of EdTech startups and investment interest. Enrolments of Indian students in UK universities are on the decline. Interest-free education loans to see massive spike.
3 October 2018. Two $5m+ edtech deals every day
Global EdTech volume skyrockets in Q3 of 2018. Indian’s only EdTech unicorn raises $100 million. Aggressive mergers and acquisitions activity on the cards in the education market.
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.
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.