Singapore has repeatedly been placed in the top 5 highly ranked countries in the world related to educational outcomes. EdTech industry has been growing rapidly and Singapore itself has seen growth in this sector. According to Shivanu Shukla, CEO, and co-founder of EdTech firm Teamie “EdTech in Singapore has evolved. In the early days, it was limited to online content access. Today, EdTech has grown to include learner data analysis, gamification, social learning, and personalized learning solutions to help students learn more efficiently”. There are many opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to capitalize on EdTech’s growing demand both within and outside the country’s borders. Those looking to start an EdTech venture in Singapore stand to benefit by establishing themselves as early as possible before the field gets saturated. EdTech is a maturing industry in Singapore that is exploding with opportunities. As learning moves beyond the classroom, EdTech applications in Singapore will appeal to increasing segments of the community as they embrace lifelong learning. It is up to us to provide personalized, targeted solutions that enhance their learning experience.
With so many startups in the EdTech industry, we’ve put together a list of exciting startups to keep an eye in the coming years. Each doing amazing things in their own right, here we present Top 40 Singaporean EdTech Startups to explore in 2021.
XSEED is engaged in providing an academic program for schools for developing thinking and problem-solving skills in students. It provides training for teachers, provides children with practice workbooks and ‘MAX’, a weekly digital learning class in science and maths. The XSEED program has reached around 2 million students and has active 300 teachers. The XSEED method has been implemented by 3000 schools across India, the Philippines, Dubai, Riyadh, Qatar, Nepal, and Oman. It has even partnered with the Royal Education Council in Bhutan.
Cialfo is a developer of a student management program that aims to manage the applications of students for boarding schools, undergraduate and post-graduate programs. It helps the independent college counselors, private organizations, and high schools to manage their overseas college application process, thus giving a chance to the counselors to automate workflows, improve student and parent engagement and simplify team collaboration throughout the college planning process. It is a cloud-based resource planning management solution provider for schools. It has 10000 users in more than 40 countries including China, India, Singapore and aims to have 100 million students using the platform by 2025. Investors are Seed Capital, Loy Teik Ngan, Vulcan Capital, Enterprise Singapore, January Capital, Bisk Ventures, DLF Venture, Alto Partner (Singapore).
3. Knowledge Platform
Knowledge Platform is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading ‘next-generation learning solution companies’. It provides holistic learning solutions to the students in the form of strategy, content, technology, and support. It provides e-learning and blended learning training programs for educational, corporate, and government companies. The content of the company includes videos, games, assignments, clickers, and assessments. Games like Mind Tussle are included which helps in training of the brain. It also has Factor Monster, which is a maths learning platform. It has been working in 20+ countries and has instructor training programs in China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, and Brunei. It has 1800 courses developed since 2000, has 500K learners, and has trained 3700+ teachers up to date.
Amdon provides interactive content and inquiry-based pedagogical resources. It provides learning content and solutions for science and engineering, personalized learning expertise. It develops digital teaching resources and implements training programs for both students and professionals globally. It has been listed as the “10 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Provider in 2016”. It has more than 80 employees and has offices in Singapore, the US, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Myanmar.
Tigerhall is defined as the knowledge-sharing platform which aims to attract people towards success. The platform connects users with influential people via in-person, podcasts, power reads, and personal mentoring sessions, thus helping users to reach their personal and professional goals. It directly links the brightest minds in the industry to ones aspiring to become one. Its app is available for both Android and iOS. Investors are Taurus Ventures, XA Network, WDHB, Sequoia Capital, Paladigm Capital, Surge (Accelerator). Funding Received of USD 4 million.
Gnowbe is a mobile-only microlearning app that is available on both Android and iOS. It provides bite-sized content i.e., 10-15 minutes per day, and has experiential learning actions using multiple media like peer-to-peer learning, personal reflections, team chats, videos, articles to enhance more deep learning. It believes that learning should be done through practice and application. One program normally takes 10-15 minutes a day and on average of 1-2 months. Companies also use this app to empower employees by developing engaging, interesting, and informative content through culture and morale. It has a SaaS platform and last year launched a digital content library of micro courses, to which 15000 individuals have registered.
Tueetor is a discovery platform for tutors. It provides a platform where students find tutors and trainers based on subject, level, qualification, experience, budget, location. The experts available are for academic subjects as well as nonacademic subjects like sports, art, music, dance. The source of revenue for Tueetor is the T-pak, which is provided free for the first mouth to Tutors to manage tuition, and then a subscription price is charged. It has increased its platform from 500 tutors to over 16000 tutors up to date. More than 50000 students use it per month and it is available in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Investors were Noppadon Narittakurn and iGroup. Funding Received worth USD 1.5 million.
Teamie is an online educational platform which aims to teach the power of collaborative learning in school, colleges, and universities. It aims at working and learning together through structured social networks. It helps in creating a network between students, teachers, parents, management and helps in learning by providing the required tools. It provides online quizzes, grade books, content sharing, and features like online classrooms, study groups, bulletin boards, and locker rooms. It is a cloud-based platform that is engaged in improving the learning process by understanding what the end-users demand. It is developing apps for both Android and iOS. Within 2 years of its formation, it had reached the benchmark of 500000 users. It has customers in South East Asia, Hong Kong, and Australia and users across 10 countries in Asia Pacific.
Geniebook is an online, assessment -led learning tool that provides a powerful way to improve and sharpen the academic performance of the students. It provides a digital platform for students to learn, where it can identify the weak areas of the child and then work upon them by generating the targeted questions. It covers subjects like Maths, English, and Science and gives the platform to the students to improve their speed by practicing questions at their own pace. It serves more than an100000 users. The team of Geniebook is diverse and has over 200 people with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Investor is Apricot Capital and Funding Received worth USD 1 million .
10. ACKTEC Technologies
ACKTEC Technologies is an operator of virtual reality platforms which aims to provide professional development to the teaching staff, educators, and trainers. It uses augmented reality, AI Virtual Assistance, AI Predictive Analytics, and 3D animation to give an engaging experience full of learning for the corporates and training institutions. It has products that include “ACKTEC Learn” which aims at providing a learning platform, “ACKETC Class” which provides a learning management system, and “KQwest” which provides an online training marketplace. It has over 705000 active learners of different industries like transportation, education, and finance in over 16 countries.
Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80 countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of the Eruditus Group has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai.
12. Nas Academy
The one stop academy to learn the skills of the future. They provide highly-engaging courses across content creation, art, business, crypto currency and many more. They provide never-before learning experience to people across 140 countries. Headquartered in Singapore, they offer a range of courses that cover the new-age skills required to tackle the changing job and media landscape. Nas Academy has raised a total of $11M in funding over 1 round. This was a Series A round raised on Jul 13, 2021. Nas Academy is funded by 14 investors. Markian Benhamou and Emilie Choi are the most recent investors. They are on a mission to empower Creators through technology. Starting with education.
DIY is a learning platform to help kids in their most formative years between 5 and 16. Watching children learn, create and share while inspiring other kids to develop their skills has become the most enriching experience on the platform. DIY is already bringing joy to thousands of kids and parents across the world while promoting positive and good screen time. An average DIYer spends 7 hours 43 minutes offline doing activities and projects to share back to the platform. 50+ COURSES & TV SHOWS Structured courses & learning based shows provide pathways for the most common interests. They also promote a culture that encourages learning by doing, and failing, and growing. 3600+ PROJECTS A library of thousands of different creative and activity-based projects spanning hundreds of topics to cover all interests and ages. 160+SKILLSBig scary skills are broken down into bite-sized projects and demonstrated through easy-to-follow hands-on visual media.
NewCampus is an education and technology company providing accessible business education for modern leaders everywhere. NewCampus grows leaders who scale themselves. They connect diverse people with sharp minds, open hearts and big ambitions to solve humanity-scale challenges, no matter where they come from. Their cohort-based learning programs are designed for hyper-growth companies seeking to scale their teams, systems and culture without sacrificing their humanity. They partner with giants of the future, organisations with courageous leaders who influence culture, create strategy and shape the prosperity of their communities, cities and beyond. Deep learning is at the heart of NewCampus, with personal reflection, best-practice frameworks, wise mentors and abundant opportunities for application to ensure lessons are integrated into the business community and practiced for life.
15. Flying Cape
Flying Cape is an EdTech firm that is developing a global distribution system for learners and education providers. Flying Cape is an online booking and advisory platform for tuition and enrichment classes in Singapore. Working with academics from all over the world, they offer tried and tested advisory tools that can help their customers find the right classes based on their unique needs. As education service providers, their priority is to reach out and connect to families to support them on their learning journey. They work together to focus on the providing the best services they can to their customer.
16. Genius Group Ltd
Genius Group is a global education company with 2 million students in 200 countries. They are developing a future focused, entrepreneur education system that spans from early learning, primary and secondary school, through to university, adult education and corporate training. As part of the United Nations Global Compact, they are connecting students, teachers, leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers with the tools and global community they need to achieve positive, measurable impact towards the 17 United Nations Global Goals. They believe that it is the entrepreneurs of the world who have the power to carry forth the transformational change necessary for the future. They are disrupting the education system and bringing forth a more relevant curriculum that prepares students of all ages and skill levels to be impactful changemakers. Instead of training people to “get a job” as an employee, they show others how to forge their own path, ignite their own genius, and design a life of their dreams.
17. JULES CORPORATION
Jules Corporation Pvt Ltd (“JULES”) is a Singapore Social-Enterprise and award-winning global software Education Technology (“EdTech”) company, We face a global learning crisis as our 200 years old knowledge-based education is obsolete and unable to cope with the jobs disruption driven by advancing technology. By 2030 more than 500 million children will enter the education system. We need to re-shape how we educate this next generation NOW to become future-ready. They believe that the greatest impact will be to enable our youngest minds with new “thinking and digital skills” for the 21st century. Hence they have created the “School of Fish”- the World’s 1st B2B Digital Literacy curriculum teaching “Computational Thinking” in both classroom and online environment to Children ages 4 to 8 years old. “School of Fish” offers a full curriculum with complete lesson plans; combining innovative pedagogies through gamification and 3D animation to engage the child; technology empowerment through use of mobile APP-based learning; enabling “non-technical” teachers to deliver consistent quality lessons; scalability and easy deployment facilitated by a comprehensive training and support platform School of Fish is the first Singapore EdTech that has won multiple global awards recognizing their unique value proposition- IMS Global Learning Award 2019- Category Simulation & Immersive Learning, World Summit Award 2019 in Learning & Education as well as Bett Global EdTech Startup Award in Jan 2020; and has impacted 10,000 children, taught >50,000 hours of lessons, trained 150 teachers across 50 schools in Singapore and China.
18. EWA Learn English
EWA Learn English is an innovative method of learning a language. EWA started only in 2017 and skyrocketed to the very top charts in the Apple store and Google play surpassing well funded and long ago established competitors. The success of EWA based on combining fun, deep motivation, and unique learning techniques. The platform now has iOS, Android, and Web versions with more than 40 million users globally. EWA Learn English has raised a total of $1.5M in funding over 2 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Oct 31, 2021 from a Convertible Note round. EWA Learn English is funded by SmartHub. EWA Learn English uses 13 technology products and services including HTML5, Google Analytics, and Google Fonts, according to G2 Stack. EWA Learn English is actively using 18 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include LetsEncrypt, WordPress, and Font Awesome.
Doyobi is built by teachers for teachers. They are a team of learning experience designers, software engineers, community managers and product marketers focused on getting teachers to see learning through the eyes of their learners. What is your purpose To make a difference by helping kids find their sense of purpose. Doyobi develops STEM and 21st century skills content delivered on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with built-in learning tools. The VLE enables teachers to make students full participants in their own educational journey through active learning that provides inquiry and experience-based learning with applications in the real world, uses interactive media to allow learners to make crucial links across concepts, gets learners cognitively engaged by building projects using Scratch.
ZaZaZu is a discreet e-commerce platform to guide women to explore, experiment and enhance their sexual journey through education, consultation and curation of products based on individual needs. They aim to normalize sexual wellness for every woman in daily life, empower them to own their pleasure and create a safe space to exchange, learn and explore 360° around sexuality and intimacy. ZaZaZu has raised a total of $135K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Jul 1, 2020. ZaZaZu is funded by 3 investors. Neil Bearden and Loyal VC are the most recent investors.
IndyWise is a mentoring-driven upskilling platform for industry talent, interns, and students. IndyWise is a next-gen mentoring driven upskilling platform for industry talent, interns and students. They enable businesses to grow faster and stronger. Their programs are fully personalized, customized and live. They pair every individual with a dedicated mentor. They get a friendly hand to help them through their journey with live, unlimitedmentoring, courses recommendations and much more. The mentees can see their upskilling evolution through weekly assessments on set KPIs and IndyWise competency frameworks. IndyWise has raised a total of $55K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Mar 25, 2021.
Clevai is an AI-enabled after school tutoring platform for K-12 students, delivering quality education to underserved students. Clevai has raised a total of $5.3M in funding over 3 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Sep 16, 2021 from a Seed round. Clevai is funded by 4 investors. Altara Ventures and FEBE Ventures are the most recent investors.
Eskwelabs inspires, equips and connects people to the future of work using outcome-oriented, blended learning education. It is a data upskilling school helping you succed in future of work via cohort-based learning with a community, and industry connections. Eskwelabs has raised a total of $100K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Apr 25, 2019.Eskwelabs is funded by Antler. They democratize the future of work for those from diverse backgrounds through data skills and jobs.
24. Teach n Learn
Teach-n-Learn is founded in 2017 with a singular mission to improve learning and to improve lives. Their marketplace enables learning to be accessible to students with the advancement of digital technology. They believe that learning should be borderless. Their team is made up of professionals and educators who aspire to build a vibrant online community of learners. They focus on connecting the right tutors and students through our online platform where lessons can be conducted at any time and anywhere. It is an Online Education Marketplace with interactive online lessons. It connects tutors and students to live face to face virtual classes anytime and anywhere. Teach n Learn is composed of qualified and professional tutors that are credentialed to ensure strong teaching and communication skills.
25. Zettabyte Pte Ltd
Zettabyte Pte Ltd are EdTech in our DNA. 200+ Higher Education Institutions, 20,000 Users and Students are served every day by our core plateform in SAAS. Their objective is to make ZettaByte one of the worldwide leaders in providing solutions for Education. With the release of the platform ADMTC in Feb 2018, Zettabyte provides a mini ERP to manage end to end process of Government based certifications (RNCP) for Private Universities. Since then, more than 100 private Universities has joined ADMTC as paying customers. Zettabyte is a multinationalism company, which spreads in Singapore, Indonesia, India, and Pakistan.
PortfolioQuest, is a SaaS on-demand simulation, designed for bankers of the future.They help in transforming your bank to prepare for the digital world and future-proof your enterprise through gamification and Learn and acquire skills in portfolio management, Fintech, compliance, and AML. In their FinTalent edition, practice managing virtual consumer lending portfolios while learning how FinTech innovations impact and enable each business decision. In their virtual lending world, practice balancing risk vs. reward and interpret portfolio data. One can even participate in their regional competitions and test their skills. They launched the first Nationwide Fintalent competition of its kind in Singapore in 2017, Increase engagement, identify and nurture talent in the digital future.
27. Bamboo System Technology Pte Ltd
Bamboo System Technology is the leading online learning solutions and platforms provider in Asia that fulfills the present and future learning needs. BambooCloud learning platform includes the Bamboo online instructional management system, collaborative applications and tools, mobiles apps, and other related learning services. The crafted platform is fully customizable to fit into the specific learning needs . The industrial customers and mainly serves for: Enterprise internal employee training, Vertical industry vocational training, business introduction and promotion, Customer online learning and education by small and middle education industrial corporate, Primary and middle school extracurricular learning platform, Professional training, verification and exams. Leveraging our open, flexible and customizable platform, BambooCloud will enable diverse learners to access learning from any device of their choice; irrespective of the time and place.
Globiliti is a web-based software platform for schools to collaborate together on discovering, testing, and implementing digital learning tools from around the world. They leverage coordinated group testing and purchasing of international edtech tools, allowing for huge discounts, even free use, thinking ‘Trello + social Groupon’ for schools and edtechs. Global SaaS-based community of schools to socially discover, test, group purchase, and use the best in international edtech tools. Globiliti has raised a total of $120K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Nov 15, 2020. Globiliti is an innovation management platform for schools and a product scaling engine for edtech companies. They help school administrations to design, launch and assess their own tech-enabled school improvement campaigns in collaboration with their students, teachers, and leading global edtech companies.
INKNOE is a Singapore based Edtech company that builds future classrooms with their proprietary hardware and software solutions. The hardware products include interactive panels, smart whiteboards, pen-and-touch teaching podiums and wireless collaboration devices; software products range from classroom quiz software to digital annotation/whiteboard software. Their flagship SaaS product is an interactive teaching app called ClassPoint, which is used by teachers across 100+ countries to transform their normal Microsoft PowerPoint teaching presentations to interactive ones that include live student engagement and classroom quizzes. Apart from education sector, INKNOE also serves corporate sector in the digital transformation of their internal collaborations.
Finute is an award-winning education technology company that merges education and play through technology to empower the next generation of learners. Founded in 2020, they are headquartered in Singapore and provide engaging experiences to the younger generations. At Finute, their mission is to merge education and play through technology to empower the next generation of learners.
31. Cudy Technologies
Cudy builds trust amongst tutors and students online, and democratize access to quality tutors from anywhere and anytime. Cudy is an educational technology (ed-tech) startup based in Singapore. Aiming to solve the global problem of the access to suitable tutors, the company has built and ecosystem of platform-based products and services. The company’s main product, Cudy (www.cudy.co), is an online marketplace that matches online students and online tutors in Singapore in interactive live-streamed online tuition classes, nurturing the benefits of collaborative classroom learning. The company is focused in forming a connected ecosystem of students, tutors and parents in South-east Asia.
KodeKloud is an online learning platform that helps IT professionals accelerate their career by up skilling with trending technologies in DevOps, Automation and Cloud Computing. KodeKloud has raised a total of — in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Sep 7, 2020. KodeKloud is funded by Aurelia Ventures. KodeKloud uses 79 technology products and services including HTML5, Google Analytics, and jQuery, according to G2 Stack. KodeKloud is actively using 90 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include Viewport Meta, IPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF.
eduTinker is a communication platform between teachers, students, and parents. It offers all the essential tools required for teaching in one unified platform so that teachers can utilize their time efficiently and effectively. Our features in a nutshell: – Live online classes – Distribution of assignments & their evaluation – Voice feedback on assignments – Sharing study material with students – Automated attendance – Online tests – Daily timetable & upcoming deadlines visibility for better planning. eduTinker connects students, teachers, parents, and institutions wherever education is needed.
Qweebi is a program that lets children learn more about science of how the world functions one idea at a time. Qweebi is an early-stage EdTech startup headquartered in Singapore and backed by Antler Venture Capital. They’re making hands-on, experiential learning accessible to all. They’re building the world’s first online experiential learning platform that enables K-6 educators to teach Science/STEM through virtual hands-on interactive projects, instead of boring class lectures. They enable students to apply STEM, critical thinking, creativity to solve real-world problems in Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences. They’re a team of passionate game developers, software engineers, product designers, and marketers with a collective experience of 20+ years to develop fun and engaging games and build multi-million dollar businesses from the ground up.
Schola is building a community of millions of teachers and students engaging in fun and effective learning. They are a promising EduTech company with offices in Singapore and Vietnam. Their first product is Schola Kids which is a 1-on-1 online English learning platform for non-native children. Schola offers American elementary school syllabus, where English is taught through STEAM subjects by qualified native teachers. The platform provides every student with a personalized and gamified learning journey, making learning English easy, fun and addictive. Schola has raised a total of – in funding over 1 round. This was a Seed round raised on Mar 29, 2019. Schola is funded by 500 Startups.
Tutopiya is a leading education technology startup that offers live online tutoring to students worldwide. Tutopiya is a leading Singaporean education technology start up that offers live online tutoring to students worldwide. Currently teaching students in over 20 countries worldwide, Tutopiya offers highly qualified tutors who have been comprehensively screened and trained to teach online using the latest online classroom technology. Tutopiya has raised a total of — in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Apr 18, 2018. Tutopiya is funded by Spaze Ventures. Tutopiya is actively using 34 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include Google Font API, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager.
Skooly is a Saas enabled marketplace for learning journeys. The platforms enables schools to mange their business and get new lead. Skooly uses 9 technology products and services including HTML5, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager, according to G2 Stack. Skooly is actively using 10 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include Font Awesome, Google Apps for Business, and Apple Mobile Web App Capable. Skooly is on a mission to enable happier educational journeys. A messaging and collaboration platform designed for the 21st educators, schools, pre-schools, academies.
38. Easylore Tutoring Platform
Easylore.com is an online-first, global learning marketplace, connecting thousands of students with the best educators /tuition tutors from around the world. They offer private 1:1 Live online classes & small group classes. Their platform helps you discover, interact and engage with the best tutors – direct, instant, 24×7. They’ll find certified private tutors at affordable prices at a time convenient to your schedule – delivering classes across K-12, language learning, math, coding, extra-curricular, yoga, dance, music, sports, special needs education, mental health, and many more. They’re an early-stage EdTech company backed by an experienced team and industry veterans. One can join them in our super exciting journey to change the future of education and help students learn anytime, anywhere. They’re building the largest education marketplace across Singapore & India.
Edufied is a tamper-Proof Document Issuance & Verification System. A SaaS for Issuing Authority to issue Tamper-proof Verifiable Documents to Recipients, allowing them to store & share them securely, while the Requesters can validate these documents and credentials easily with a scan of a QR Code or via an electronic file using Blockchain Technology. Edufied is actively using 46 technologies for its website, according to BuiltWith. These include Viewport Meta, IPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SPF. The Requesters can validate these documents and credentials easily with a scan of a QR Code or via an electronic file using Blockchain Technology, PROVIDING THE LAST MILE VALIDATION.
40. CognaLearn Pte Ltd
CognaLearn was founded to transform education by helping professors and trainers replace lectures with technology-enabled team-based learning (“TBL”). CognaLearn intends to improve learning outcomes for one million learners by 2025. CognaLearn has an exclusive worldwide patent license for learning methodologies and technologies invented at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (“Duke-NUS”). Its cognitive science-based techniques have reduced learning time by 50%, increased outcomes by 40% with a 99% learner recommendation rate. CognaLearn Pte Ltd has raised a total of — in funding over 1 round. This was a Venture – Series Unknown round raised on Apr 20, 2020. CognaLearn Pte Ltd is funded by LearnLaunch Accelerator.
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