EdTech 20 2014

Overview: The European EdTech 20 2014

EdTech Europe announced its second annual EdTech 20 list. The EdTech 20 2014 were judged by a jury of industry experts in terms of innovation, scale, market impact and revenue growth over the past year and selected out of more than 100 entries from 15 countries.

The three winners of this year’s EdTech 20 will be announced at the EdTech Europe event in London next week.

Listed in alphabetical order, the EdTech 20 2014 are:

bettermarks (Germany)

bettermarksFounded in 2008, bettermarks is an adaptive math learning platform. bettermarks offers over 100 interactive maths books covering primary and secondary level (grades 4 – 10; age 10 – 16). The platform is available in different markets throughout the EU and abroad.


bettermarks.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Brightwave (UK)

brightwaveBrightwave creates learning platforms for companies including the latest technology to get employees more engaged in the onboarding process, compliance training and personal development.


brightwave.co.uk  | Twitter

busuu (UK)

busuubusuu is among the largest language learning communities with over 45 million members across the web and mobile applications. Following the freemium model, language learners can access parts of the website and apps for free, engage with other learners and participate in a global community.


busuu.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Circus Street (UK)

Circus StreetCircus Street offers online courses for businesses who need to train their employees on everything related to digital marketing. The courses cover topics such as SEO, mobile marketing and social media.


circusstreet.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Creaza (Norway)

CreazaCreaza offers learners an integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work, both at school and at home. Students use the toolbox along with various fully developed thematic universes: historical periods, fairy-tales, fantasy worlds, and current challenges, such as climate/environment.


creazaeducation.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Dnevnik.ru (Russia)

Dnevnik.ruFounded in 2007, Dnevnik.ru is an online network for teachers, students and parents offering distance learning features, document sharing and a social networking. Other features of the platform include gradebooks, a media library and test prep for university entry exams. Dnevnik.ru is free to use.


dnevnik.ru | Twitter | CrunchBase

Docebo (Italy)

DoceboDocebo is a B2B e-learning SaaS provider that enables organizations of all sizes to plan, deliver and certify online and classroom training activities. Docebo’s Learning Management System has been selected and used by more than 28.000 organizations worldwide.


docebo.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Educations.com Media Group (EMG) (Sweden)

Educations.comEducations.com is a global meeting point for students and educators in over 210 countries worldwide. EMG helps educators market themselves to the right audience.


educations.com | Twitter

eduPad (France)

eduPadeduPad builds educational apps in Math and English Language Arts for Elementary and Middle School students. eduPad has more than 2 million users.


edupad.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Eliademy.com (Finland)

EliademyEliademy supports educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses. Started in February 2012, Eliademy is backed by CBTec Ltd, a company founded by ex-Nokia veterans, who possess core expertise in Open Source Technology.


eliademy.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

eSchools (UK)

eSchoolseSchools offer a suite of products to schools, from LMS to a school website, communication and management tools for faculty and parents.


eschools.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Immerse Learning (UK)

Immerse LearningImmerse Learning (formerly Languagelab.com) offers online language training, as well as complex corporate and vocational online training in virtual worlds including teaching air traffic control systems for leading airlines to mission critical oil and gas health and safety procedures.


immerselearning.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

ITycom (France)

ITycomITycom is a designer of solutions in the fields of Human Resources and Training, offering services around serious games and 3D simulations.


itycom.com | Twitter

KTM Advance (France)

KTM AdvanceKTM Advance SA creates and develops custom e-learning and gaming solutions for professional skills-oriented training. The company delivers computer based training aids through Web-based or distance learning packages on CD ROM or DVD.


ktm-advance.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Learning Technologies Group (UK)

Learning Technologies GroupLearning Technologies Group (LTG) has been created with the purpose of building a market leading business of substance and scale within the exciting and fast-growing learning technologies sector.


ltgplc.com | CrunchBase

Lecturio (Germany)

LecturioLecturio is an interactive e-learning platform that provides online-courses which are available on the web and mobile devices. The company offers more than 4,000 online courses in the field of Business, Software, Languages, Law, Medicine, Accounting and Leisure Time.


lecturio.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Quipper (UK)

QuipperQuipper was founded in 2010 by Masa Watanabe who is also the co-founder of the very successful Japanese mobile social gaming company DeNA. Quipper’s flagship product is Quipper School which enables educators to create educational content and track student performance.


quipper.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

Squla (Netherlands)

SqulaSqula provides core curriculum online adaptive learning solutions for K-12 pupils through social games on iOS and Android devices.


squla.com | Twitter | CrunchBase

The Student Room Group (UK)

The Student Room GroupThe Student Room Group helps 8.5m monthly visitors with a unique blend of social learning, peer-to-peer support and advice on student pathways. The UK’s largest student community – The Student Room – sits alongside social learning websites Marked by Teachers and Get Revising.


tsrmatters.com  | Twitter

Virtual College (UK)

Virtual CollegeFounded in 1995, Virtual College supply training advice, resources and online courses to individuals and organisations across the UK including complete design, delivery and progress support training packages as well as its own Learning Management System.


virtual-college.co.uk  | Twitter

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.