Startup List Language Learning Global EDUKWEST

Startup List: Language Learning – Global

[Updated: 12/2015]

After a quiet period, the language learning vertical within education technology is on the upswing once again with young, innovative startups entering the arena attracting a new generation of language learners.

Certainly, it’s the established players that are only too willing to satisfy the growing demand. However, there is now a plethora of new and hungry startups in the language learning space coming in the market whose offers go beyond digitized textbooks and English training only. And it’s startups we specialize in at EDUKWEST.

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User vs Buyer EDUKWEST Academy

User vs Buyer

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing my thoughts on the key differentiators in this sector and the spectrum of opportunities that the Ed Tech sector brings compared to other sectors, in the context of really understanding the value creation dynamics. All these views, be they good, bad, boring or controversial are of course, my personal thoughts.

In my previous posts I talked about
1. Content vs. Technology; and
2. Education vs. Technology

Now for some thoughts about the distinction between the user and the buyer….

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Reading List Education Market Overview South Korea EDUKWEST

Reading List: Education Market Overview South Korea

South Korea’s education system has been the envy of many western governments. The country managed to transform itself from mass illiteracy to global economic powerhouse in less than two generations. Its students consistently rank in the top 5 for PISA test results, and the country has a 93% high school graduation rate. 82% of these graduates go on to university.

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EdTech Funding Week 48 2015

EdTech Funding Week 48 2015

EdTech companies and startups raised over $12 million in week 48 across two rounds.

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Education vs Technology EDUKWEST Academy

Education vs. Technology

Over the coming few weeks I plan to share my thoughts on the key differentiators in this sector and the spectrum of opportunities that the Ed Tech sector brings compared to other sectors, in the context of really understanding the value creation dynamics. All these views, be they good, bad, boring or controversial are of course, my personal thoughts.

In my previous post, I talked about Content vs. Technology. Now I’ll delve further into the heart of the proposition…

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