Global Edtech 1000.2021 Stats and 2022 Applications Open

Applications for the 2022 Global EdTech 1000 are now open and will close on 31 July 2022. Regional lists will be announced at our Global Summits around the world, from September to November 2022. You can also check out the 30 individual impact maps for the 2021 Global EdTech 1000, Global Climate Tech 1000, and Global Digital Health 1000.

The purpose of the Global EdTech 1000 is to identify the most promising, young, fast-growing, and innovative learning and upskilling startups in each major region of the world. To be eligible, startups must be less than 10 years old, are headquartered in the region in question, or be predominantly focused on that market (e.g. > 80% revenue/customers). They must also be ‘startups’ (‘pre-exit, i.e. not acquired, a subsidiary of listed) and not controlled by an investor group (e.g. via private equity buyout or controlling investment).

Workforce and management systems together make up nearly 50% of the 2021 Global EdTech 1000

At each of our regional summits, we will announce and shine a light on the most promising startups operating in the region. By the end of the summits, we start to see the full and diverse global picture of innovation and technology. The chart below shows the total global cohort of 1000 startups segmented by their ‘sub-sector’, taken from HolonIQ’s Open Source Taxonomy, the Global Learning Landscape.

Nearly one in four of the Global EdTech 1000 are focused on workforce learning and upskilling and not far behind are startups focused on management systems. Together these two sub-sectors make up nearly 50% of the Global EdTech 1000 and are heavily biased on B2B models, although a significant number of the workforce-focused startups also offer direct-to-consumer upskilling products and services.

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