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EdTech 20 2014 Winners

EdTech 20 2014 – The Winners: bettermarks, busuu, The Student Room Group

Today the three winners of the EdTech 20 2014 were announced at EdTech Europe, a one day summit bringing together key figures in the European edtech scene as well as from abroad.

Judged by an industry-leading panel, including representatives from TSL, Pearson and Emerge Education, the European EdTech 20 ranks firms based on criteria including; innovation, scale, market impact and revenue growth in Europe over the past year. This year’s EdTech 20 have been selected out of more than 100 entries from 15 countries.

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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.

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EdTech 20 2014

Last Call for Applications: Europe’s EdTech 20 2014

EdTech EuropePlanning to attend EdTech Europe 2014 on June 12th in London? Use the promo code EDUKWEST to get 20% off the ticket price!


In its second year, EdTech 20 aims to showcase Europe’s leading e-learning and education technology companies of the year.

Hosted by IBIS Capital and Edxus Group, inclusion in EdTech 20 2014 will be determined by the EdTech Europe Advisory Board and a global panel of judges with reference to a number of factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact.

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EdTech Europe and SXSWedu partner for Education Events

EdTech EuropePlanning to attend EdTech Europe 2014 on June 12th in London? Use the promo code EDUKWEST to get 20% off the ticket price!


EdTech Europe, the conference platform that will host their second conference on June 12th in London, announced a partnership with SXSWedu today. Selected participants from this year’s SXSWedu which took place in Austin earlier this month will be invited to present their products and services at EdTech Europe.

In return participants in this year’s EdTech 20 will be considered for application to future SXSW LAUNCHedu competitions. Ron Reed, SXSWedu Executive Producer also joins the panel which selects this year’s EdTech 20 competitors.

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Edxus Group and IBIS Capital announce European EdTech 20 List

EdTech 20

Ever wondered who the top performing e-learning companies in Europe are? Edxus Group and IBIS Capital created EdTech 20, a list of twenty innovative and fast growing companies across Europe. The top three of the list are going to be announced next week at the Edtech Europe Summit, a one day event in London which we are going to cover here on EDUKWEST.

The EdTech 20 was judged by a panel of industry experts in terms of innovation, scale, market impact and revenue growth over the past year and includes familiar startups like Languagelab.com, Sofatutor and Mendeley which we have covered here on EDUKWEST over the past couple of years. The complete EdTech 20 list is available on the Edxus Group news section.

Interestingly, babbel.com and busuu, two very fast growing startups in terms of user adoption, are missing though as far as I understand you had to apply in order to be judged. Also, we are very aware of the fact that some startups and also more established e-learning companies are fairly reserved when it comes to sharing data and are willing to share growth data in order to be part of a top 20 list.

Edxus Group is planning to spend between $64 to $77 million over the next 18 months to acquire e-learning companies across Europe in order to create a “European education champion” that can compete with US based players in the market like Pearson, Blackboard, Macmillan, Kaplan and McGraw-Hill. Early stage startups are probably not on the radar as Edxus Group is looking at “companies with €2m to €10m turnover and with an established presence in the market” according to TechCrunch.

I am going to have a call with Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, founder & CEO of Edxus Group and Charles McIntyre, founder & CEO IBIS Capital Ltd on Tuesday to talk about the EdTech 20 and Edxus Groups’ strategy for the coming months.

All in all, a pretty interesting development for the European e-learning market and I am already pretty curious what companies Edxus Group is going to acquire to build their European champion.

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