Educational technology (or Ed Tech) has become a major focus area for venture capitalists with over $1.43 billion invested since 2011. Even after a recent drop in Q1’16 investments, the ed tech industry is experiencing increased globalization and a wider range of focus.
A recent article published by CB Insights outlines the key players in the educational technology space, including a unique visual representation of the breadth and depth of the ed tech landscape. Here is the periodic table of the key players in ed tech:
As you can see there are 14 focus areas within CB Insight’s periodic table, ranging from ‘Childhood Edutainment’ to the industry’s ‘Top Investors’. Knowledge Factor is grouped with nine other companies under the ‘Career/Enterprise’ classification. This category displays the key players that offer a unique platform for online training of employees and clients.
Knowledge Factor’s presence on CB Insight’s data-driven periodic table demonstrates the efficacy of its learning software, Amplifire, in the ed tech space. Most notably in this space, the software has partnered with leading career certification and test preparation providers such as CompTIA, The Princeton Review and Barbri. In addition to this work, Amplifire is the provider behind higher-education giant, Pearson, and its Dynamic Study Modules, and has been used for training in some of the nation’s leading corporations since 2001.