Education Technology

In 2016, the US spent a total of $1.4 trillion on education—representing 7% of total GDP—yet the system is sorely in need of tech innovation. Despite the enormity of the dollars involved, public spending has not produced desired results in the classroom. Meanwhile, rising costs and surging student loan debt headline the challenges facing the Higher-Ed market. Buffeted by these forces, key solutions are beginning to emerge from the technology sector, and nearly $3B in private capital has been raised in the last two years to help spur innovation. Ed Tech has a long runway, representing currently less than 5% of total global education expenditures, with the market forecasted to surpass $250B by 2020, a CAGR of 17%. This report takes a closer look into the market as well as companies in the ecosystem, M&A and private placement activity.