Top 25 Best Educational and Training Services (B2C) Startups With $10+ Million Funding21 min read

Top Educational and Service B2C Startups

Today we’re covering the top 25 Educational and Training Services (B2C) startups. This is going to be really exciting and I’ve spent a ton of time researching these interesting startups in Educational and Training Services (B2C). Let’s get right into it!

Criteria for selection:

  • The startup should be privately held
  • Has raised at least $10 million in funding
  • We haven’t including the IPO’d startups and companies as they’re already well-known to most people in the biotechnology sector. This list of 25 companies covers the most funded ones since their found dates.

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Top Educational and Training Services (B2C) Startups With $10+ Million Funding

Let’s get right down to the list and begin with the list of the top startups in the Educational and Training Services (B2C) sector. In the below list, we’ve covered the major information about the company’s operations, headquarters, funding amounts and some of the active investors. The investors listed here are the ones I found during my process of researching the company. So there’s a high possibility that there are more investors than the ones in the list.

1. BYJU’S – Total Raised $1776.17 million

Official Website: www.byjus.com

BYJU’S is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Operator of an online learning platform intended to deliver high quality, engaging, and accessible education. The company’s platform makes use of original content, watch-and-learn videos, rich animations, and interactive simulations that make learning contextual, visual, and practical, enabling individual students to receive a personalized educational experience.

Active Investors:

  • Alkeon Capital Management(www.alkeoncapital.com)
  • BlackRock(www.blackrock.com)
  • Bond Capital (San Francisco)(www.bondcap.com)
  • Calibrate Ventures(www.calibratevc.com)
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board(www.cppinvestments.com)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative(www.chanzuckerberg.com)
  • Disney Accelerator(www.disneyaccelerator.com)
  • DST Global(www.dst-global.com)
  • General Atlantic(www.generalatlantic.com)
  • Harmony Partners(www.harmonyvp.com)
  • InnoVen Capital(www.innovencapital.com)

Competitors:

Edureka, DreamBox Learning, Adaptive Curriculum, Shaw Academy, Achieve3000, Khan Academy, Learnpedia, DataCamp, Unacademy, Coursmos, Educational Initiatives, Learning.com, eSpark Learning, Apex Learning, Vedantu, NeoStencil, Coursera, Udacity, Lynda.com, Next Education India, Curious.com, Meritnation, Edumundo, TareasPlus, uFaber, LabInApp, iProf, Doubtnut, Toppr, Udemy, McGraw-Hill Education, SuperProfs, Plancess EduSolutions, Xseed Education, Simplilearn, WizIQ, SkillSoft, Classteacher Learning Systems, Photomath, Cengage Learning, MarkSharks, Enabley, Testbook, OpenSesame, Jigsaw Academy, Intellipaat, StuDocu, Nexus Notes, PaGaLGuY, Embibe, Earth Education Valley, Studydrive, BuyTestSeries, DS Digital, TESTFunda

2. VIPKid – Total Raised $975.49 million

Official Website: www.vipkid.com.cn

VIPKid is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2013. Operator of an online English language learning platform designed to provide international learning experiences to Chinese children. The company’s online learning platform matches Chinese students with North American teachers to offer an American elementary school experience online, enabling Chinese students to learn English from the comfort of their homes.

Active Investors:

  • Alpha Square Group(www.alphasquaregroup.com)
  • Bryant Stibel(www.bryantstibel.com)
  • Coatue Management(www.coatue.com)
  • Learn Capital(www.learncapital.com)
  • Matrix Partners China(www.matrixpartners.cn)
  • Northern Light Venture Capital(www.nlvc.com)
  • Rencent Capital(www.rencentcap.com)
  • Sequoia Capital(www.sequoiacap.com)
  • Sequoia Capital China(www.sequoiacap.com/china)
  • Sinovation Ventures(www.sinovationventures.com)
  • Tencent Holdings(www.tencent.com)

Competitors:

Landi English, Magic Ears, Xiamen Qianshi Technology, Jiliguala, Open English, iTutorGroup, 51Talk, Yuanfudao, DadaABC, iTutor, Shaw Academy, Voxy, Udacity, Acadsoc, 17zuoye, Outschool, Lynda.com, Edx, LinguaLeo, Babbel, italki, DreamBox Learning, Imagine Learning, Busuu, Carnegie Learning, Alo7, Udemy, Simplilearn, Palfish, Meishubao, Livemocha, RareJob, myON, EF Education First, Shanghai Liulishuo Information Technology, Penn Foster, Kaochong, Speexx, Lingua.ly, Rosetta Stone, Web International English

3. Landi English – Total Raised $535.25 million

Official Website: teacher.landi.com

Landi English is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Developer of an English language online learning platform. The company’s platform partners users with professional, native English speaking teachers to offer individualized learning plans and tutoring, improving user’s learning outcomes.

Active Investors:

  • CICC Capital(www.cicccapital.com.cn)
  • Guojin Capital(www.guojin.com)
  • Hujiang Education Technology(www.hujiang.com)
  • Riverhill Fund(www.riverhillfund.com)
  • Shanghai Jingbang Capital(www.j-bang.com)
  • SinoWisdom(www.sinowisdom.cn)
  • Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund(investment.tencent.com)
  • Toutoushidao Fund(www.datoucapital.com)
  • Whales Capital(www.whalescapital.com)
  • Ximalaya(www.ximalaya.com)
  • Zero2IPO Venture Capital(vc.zero2ipo.com.cn)

Competitors:

VIPKid, Open English, Jiliguala, Shaw Academy, 51Talk, DadaABC, Imagine Learning, Acadsoc, 17zuoye, Busuu, Meishubao, EF Education First, Kaochong

4. CureFit – Total Raised $415.61 million

Official Website: www.cure.fit

CureFit is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2016. Operator of fitness-based online platform designed to address preventive healthcare techniques. The company’s platform addresses the concept of preventive healthcare through a combination of engagement, coaching and delivery by offering services for mental wellness, healthy food and fitness through its mobile application, enabling customers to manage their healthy lifestyle on a single platform.

Active Investors:

  • Accel(www.accel.com)
  • Ascent Equity Group(www.ascentequity.com)
  • Chiratae Ventures India Advisors(www.chiratae.com)
  • Endiya Partners(www.endiya.com)
  • Epiq Capital(www.epiqcapital.com)
  • Handy & Harman(www.handyharman.com)
  • InnoVen Capital(www.innovencapital.com)
  • Kalaari Capital(www.kalaari.com)
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank(www.kotak.com)
  • McGovern Capital(www.mcgoverncapital.com)
  • Oaktree Capital Management(www.oaktreecapital.com)

Competitors:

Mobiefit, Moov, FitCircle, dacadoo, Fitternity, Liva Healthcare, MyFitnessPal, HealthifyMe, RoundGlass Obino, Lifesum, GOQii, Fitso, Gympik

5. Udacity – Total Raised $282.72 million

Official Website: www.udacity.com

Udacity is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Provider of educational services designed to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future. The company offers a flexible digital education platform
and partners with technology companies to learn how technology is transforming industries and teaches the critical skills that companies are looking for in their workforce, enabling learners to prepare themselves to take on the most in-demand tech roles.

Active Investors:

  • Aeon Family of Funds(www.aeon.vc)
  • Andreessen Horowitz(www.a16z.com)
  • Baillie Gifford(www.bailliegifford.com)
  • Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments(www.bdmifund.com)
  • Cox Enterprises(www.coxenterprises.com)
  • CRV(www.crv.com)
  • Drive Capital(www.drivecapital.com)
  • Emerson Collective(www.emersoncollective.com)
  • GV(www.gv.com)
  • Hercules Capital(www.htgc.com)
  • MicroVentures(www.microventures.com)

Competitors:

Shaw Academy, Coursera, Thinkful, Treehouse Island, DataCamp, Simplilearn, NeoStencil, BYJU’S, Codecademy, Acadgild, Dataquest, Meritnation, Udemy, Imarticus Learning, Mindmajix Technologies, PaGaLGuY, Jigsaw Academy, iProf, Intellipaat, Global Knowledge Software, Code School, Utter, Manipal Global Education Services, Doubtnut, Edusys Services, Pluralsight, Educomp Solutions

6. Headspace (United States) – Total Raised $215.65 million

Official Website: www.headspace.com

Headspace (United States) is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2010. Developer of a digital health application designed to teach users the art of meditation and how to deal with stress. The company’s application provides mindfulness and breathing techniques training through guided meditation and chats to help users take care of their mental health and improve quality of sleep, enabling users and companies to build healthier, more productive cultures and higher-performing organizations.

Active Investors:

  • 10X Capital(www.10xcapital.com)
  • Advancit Capital(www.advancitcapital.com)
  • Blisce(www.blisce.com)
  • Breyer Capital(www.breyercapital.com)
  • Bridge Builders Collaborative(www.bbcollaborative.com)
  • Broadway Video Ventures(www.broadwayvideo.com/ventures)
  • Calm VC(www.calmvc.com)
  • Deerfield Management(www.deerfield.com)
  • Endeavor(www.endeavorco.com)
  • Freelands Ventures(www.freelandsventures.com)
  • M13(www.m13.co)

Competitors:

Aura Health, Lumosity, Insight Timer, Stop, Breathe & Think, Shine, Calm (Application Software), Simple Habit, Breethe (Canada), Meditation Studio, BrainHQ, NeuroNation, Mindvalley, Ten Percent Happier, CogniFit, Happify Health, Talkspace

7. Vedantu – Total Raised $205.28 million

Official Website: www.vedantu.com

Vedantu is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Developer of a live online tutoring platform designed to offer a personalized and democratized world of learning. The company’s platform focuses on live, online one-to-one teaching and a variety of test preparation courses, as well as offers a complete live personalized interaction between a student and a teacher using their custom-built whiteboard, audio, and video technology, enabling students in remote areas to receive tuition from qualified teachers and improve their educational skills.

Active Investors:

  • Accel(www.accel.com)
  • Coatue Management(www.coatue.com)
  • GGV Capital(www.ggvc.com)
  • KB Investment(www.kbic.co.kr)
  • Legend Capital(www.legendcapital.com.cn)
  • LGT Group(www.lgt.com)
  • Omidyar Network(www.omidyar.com)
  • Tal Education Group(www.100tal.com)
  • Tiger Global Management(www.tigerglobal.com)
  • Trifecta Capital Partners(www.trifectacapital.in)

Competitors:

NeoStencil, Unacademy, Coursera, Tutor.com, Qriyo, Khan Academy, BYJU’S, Toppr, Hashlearn, Meritnation, SkillKindle, Cuemath, Simplilearn, Lynda.com, Learnpedia, Coursmos, Doubtnut, Testbook, UrbanPro, PlanetSpark (online education platform), Flipclass, Next Education India, iProf, Tutored, Earth Education Valley, Padhopadhao, Plancess EduSolutions, LabInApp, TESTFunda, WizIQ, BuyTestSeries, PaGaLGuY, Classteacher Learning Systems, Blackboard (Educational Software), Embibe, McGraw-Hill Education, Intellipaat, OnlineTyari, Motion (Educational and Training Services), Skilljar, Careers360, Everonn Education

8. XingKong Qin Hang – Total Raised $203 million

Official Website: www.xkqh.com

XingKong Qin Hang is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2012. Operator of a piano school. The company’s piano school focuses on O2O piano teaching to combine online and offline piano teaching, enabling clients to learn piano with better efficiency.

Active Investors:

  • Lanchi Ventures(www.brv.com.cn)
  • Shunwei Capital(www.shunwei.com)
  • Unity Ventures (China)(www.unityvc.com)
  • Vision Knight Capital(www.vkc-partners.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

9. VIPThink – Total Raised $195 million

Official Website: www.vipthink.cn

VIPThink is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2016. Developer and operator of English and Mathematics education platform for 3 to 8-year-old children. The company’s platform uses the 6 Steps Growth system, cartoon and customized teaching aid in the small-size online classes and also uses AI big data to monitor Children’s learning progresses, enabling children to attain high-quality education and improve their academic learning efficiency.

Active Investors:

  • DCM Ventures(www.dcm.com)
  • Enlight Growth Partners(www.egpvc.com)
  • Happy Elements(en.happyelements.com)
  • Innovation Works(www.innovationworks.org)
  • New Oriental Education & Technology Group(www.neworiental.org)
  • Sinovation Ventures(www.sinovationventures.com)
  • SoftBank Investment Advisers(www.visionfund.com)
  • Ximalaya(www.ximalaya.com)

Competitors:

Imagine Math, Snapwiz, Shaw Academy, Ellevation, Udacity, Hoonuit, Accelerate Learning, Coursera, Firecracker, Haiku Learning Systems, Codecademy, Schoology, OpenStudy, Quizlet, Edmodo, Memorang, Funtoot, Edmentum, Skillshare, Simplilearn, Udemy, Geekbrains, EVERFI, Blackboard (Educational Software), Knewton, Picmonic, SkillSoft, EF Education First, Quipper, D2L, Schoox, OpenSesame, PowerSchool Group

10. Zhang Tong Jia Yuan – Total Raised $184.33 million

Official Website: www.ztjy.cn

Zhang Tong Jia Yuan is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Developer of online education platform focused on home education. The company’s platform operates an open remote video live broadcast, convenient school management, accurate secure sign-in system and rich parenting resources for parents and directors creating an efficient and convenient online education system.

Active Investors:

  • Centurium Capital(www.centurium.com)
  • ChinaEquity Group(www.chinaequity.net)
  • Cybernaut (China) Investment(www.cybernaut.com.cn)
  • Hongkun Yirun Investment(www.yiruntz.com)
  • Hotung Venture Capital(www.hotung.com.tw)
  • Huaxin Capital(www.huaxincapital.com.cn)
  • New Oriental Education & Technology Group(www.neworiental.org)
  • Qualcomm Ventures(www.qualcommventures.com)
  • Sequoia Capital China(www.sequoiacap.com/china)
  • ShouTaiJinXin Fund(www.stjxfund.com)
  • Tianxing Capital(www.txcap.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

11. VIP Peilian – Total Raised $179 million

Official Website: www.peilian.com

VIP Peilian is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2014. Provider of an education platform intended to offer one-on-one tutoring services of music related aspects. The company’s platform connects students with tutors using computer and mobile phones so that tutors can observe how students play music via digital cameras and video chat, enabling clients to receive immediate training and feedback from their tutor through the same platform.

Active Investors:

  • BHG Long Hills Capital(www.bhglonghillscapital.com.cn)
  • BlueRun Ventures(www.brv.com)
  • GSR Ventures(www.gsrventures.com)
  • Lanchi Ventures(www.brv.com.cn)
  • Long Capital(www.longcapital.cn)
  • Orchid Asia Group Management(www.orchidasia.com)
  • Tencent Holdings(www.tencent.com)
  • Tiger Global Management(www.tigerglobal.com)

Competitors:

MasterClass, TakeLessons, ArtistWorks, Lynda.com, WyzAnt, Edmodo, HeyTutor, Udemy, Schoology, LessonFace, School of Rock

12. Eruditus Executive Education – Total Raised $163.55 million

Official Website: www.eruditus.com

Eruditus Executive Education is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2010. Provider of executive education programs intended for mid-career professionals. The company’s portfolio of customized and open programs are designed and conducted in alliance with global leading business schools in a range of formats, including short workshops spanning a few weeks, online programs or complete modular sessions, enabling professionals to get access to relevant programs that help them get new knowledge and grow in their careers.

Active Investors:

  • Bertelsmann India Investments(www.biifund.com)
  • Brand Capital(www.brandcapital.co.in)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative(www.chanzuckerberg.com)
  • InnoVen Capital(www.innovencapital.com)
  • Leeds Equity Partners(www.leedsequity.com)
  • Prosus Ventures(www.prosusventures.com)
  • Sequoia Capital India(www.sequoiacap.com/india)
  • Vedanta Capital(www.vedacap.com)

Competitors:

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Center For Creative Leadership

13. Minerva – Total Raised $154.5 million

Official Website: www.minervaproject.com

Minerva is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Provider of educational degree programs intended to focus on student learning and success. The company partners with leading institutions and organizations to design and deliver customized learning and talent development programs that are more agile and effective than the traditional approach, providing students the skill sets and mindsets needed for success in the modern era.

Active Investors:

  • Benchmark (San Francisco)(www.benchmark.com)
  • ByteDance(bytedance.com)
  • Kakao Ventures(www.kakaoventures.co.kr)
  • Learn Capital(www.learncapital.com)
  • Lighthouse Combined Investment(www.lhcinvest.com)
  • Pinpoint Ventures(www.pinpointventures.com)
  • Tal Education Group(www.100tal.com)
  • Tanmeya Capital Ventures(www.tanmiyaventures.com)
  • Yongjin Group(www.yongjin.com.cn/en)
  • ZhenFund(www.zhenfund.com)

Competitors:

Prospects Services, Boston University

14. Skillshare – Total Raised $145.96 million

Official Website: www.skillshare.com

Skillshare is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2010. Developer of an online global learning community platform intended to offer the skills and expertise for those who are willing to learn them. The company’s platform offers classes on any type of skill, from baking cupcakes to raising startup capital to varying fields in design, business, and technology, enabling members to harness their creative power and learn skills in an enhanced way.

Active Investors:

  • Amasia(www.amasia.vc)
  • BoxGroup(www.boxgroup.com)
  • Burda Principal Investments(www.burdaprincipalinvestments.com)
  • Catapult VC(www.catapultvc.com)
  • Collaborative Fund(www.collaborativefund.com)
  • Craig Shapiro(www.cshapiro.com)
  • David Tisch(www.davidtisch.com)
  • Eric Paley(www.epaley.com)
  • FinRebel(www.finrebel.com)
  • Flight Ventures(www.flight.vc)
  • Founder Collective(www.foundercollective.com)

Competitors:

Udemy, SkillSoft, Alison, Udacity, Coursmos, Edureka, Shaw Academy, Learning.com, NovoEd, Treehouse Island, OpenSesame, Crehana, Schoox, Lynda.com, Linux Academy, Bluprint, Teachable, Grovo, MasterClass, Coursera, Curious.com, OpenClassrooms, CreativeLive, Global Knowledge Training, Khan Academy, DataCamp, BizLibrary, Rehearsal, Pluralsight, Edusys Services, TareasPlus, Simplilearn, Intellipaat, Simulanis

15. Inspired Education Group – Total Raised $138.03 million

Official Website: www.inspirededu.com

Inspired Education Group is a Private Equity-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2013. Owner and operator of a chain of schools for students in Europe, Australia, Africa and the United States. The company offers a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18.

Active Investors:

  • Genesis Capital(Czech)(www.genesis.cz)
  • Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)(www.gic.com.sg)
  • Man Capital(www.man-capital.com)
  • TA Associates Management(www.ta.com)
  • Warburg Pincus(www.warburgpincus.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

16. Lambda School – Total Raised $129.53 million

Official Website: www.lambdaschool.com

Lambda School is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2017. Provider of computer science education and training services intended to help students learn to code and get placed in IT firms. The company’s services are offered via online classes that bear no upfront costs as one pays only after being placed and the courses mainly include online full-stack coding, web development programs, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer engineering boot camps, thereby enabling students to gain hands-on training and skills to find placement opportunities in reputed companies.

Active Investors:

  • Alpha Bridge Ventures(alphabridge.squarespace.com)
  • Bedrock(www.bedrockcap.com)
  • Bow Capital(www.bowcapital.com)
  • Caffeinated Capital(www.caffeinatedcapital.com)
  • Chapter One Ventures(www.chapterone.com)
  • Gelt Venture Capital(www.gelt.vc)
  • GGV Capital(www.ggvc.com)
  • Gigafund(www.gigafund.com)
  • GV(www.gv.com)
  • Hemisphere Ventures(www.hemisphere.com)
  • Imagine K12(www.imaginek12.com)

Competitors:

Flatiron School, Thinkful, Lynda.com, DreamBox Learning, Questar Assessment, General Assembly, Hack Reactor, SkillSoft, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, 360training.com, Cengage Learning, Make School, McGraw-Hill Education, App Academy, Learning Tree International, Pluralsight, British Council

17. Doing Now – Total Raised $121.07 million

Official Website: www.dongyin.net

Doing Now is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Operator of a chain sports training facility intended to provide sports training services for children and teenagers. The company provides training of basketball, badminton, volleyball and general exercises, enabling children to improve their sports skills and make connection with others.

Active Investors:

  • Pinqing Capital(www.pinqingcapital.com)
  • Qianhai FoF(www.qhpefof.com)
  • Shanghai Elegant Investment Co.(www.shangyafund.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

18. Jiliguala – Total Raised $110.85 million

Official Website: jiliguala.com

Jiliguala is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2014. Developer of online English education platform designed to provide professional, fun and systematic online English enlightenment course for children aged 0-8. The company’s platform provides English-language content on multiple media such as videos, music, picture books, etc., enabling children to actively participate in English learning.

Active Investors:

  • BabyTree(www.babytree.com)
  • Bertelsmann Asia Investments(www.baifund.com)
  • Gene Capital(www.genecapital.cn)
  • Sequoia Capital China(www.sequoiacap.com/china)
  • Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund(investment.tencent.com)
  • Trustbridge Partners(www.trustbridgepartners.com)
  • Yonghua Capital(www.yonghuacapital.com.cn)
  • ZhenFund(www.zhenfund.com)

Competitors:

VIPKid, Landi English, Open English, DadaABC, Yuanfudao, Shaw Academy, 51Talk, Acadsoc, Udacity, italki, Lynda.com, Busuu, Meishubao, Edx, 17zuoye, Imagine Learning, Shanghai Liulishuo Information Technology, Udemy, Simplilearn, EF Education First, Lingua.ly, Kaochong

19. Toppr – Total Raised $106.94 million

Official Website: www.toppr.com

Toppr is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2013. Developer of a test preparation platform designed to support preparations for various entrance exams. The company’s platform includes video classes, concept notes, study material and practice papers for competitive exams like JEE, UPSE, NDA and AIIMS along with school lessons for different education boards, enabling students to study, practice and learn concepts at their own pace in an easy manner.

Active Investors:

  • Alteria Capital(www.alteriacapital.com)
  • Axis Capital Partners(www.axis-cap.com)
  • Brand Capital(www.brandcapital.co.in)
  • Eight Roads(www.eightroads.com)
  • Elevation Capital (India)(www.elevationcapital.com)
  • Foundation Holdings(www.foundationholdings.co)
  • Helion Venture Partners(www.helionvc.com)
  • Kaizen Private Equity(www.kaizenvest.com)

Competitors:

Meritnation, Unacademy, NeoStencil, Vedantu, Testbook, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, iProf, SkillKindle, Flipclass, Adaptive Curriculum, BYJU’S, Brainly, Learnpedia, UrbanPro, Xseed Education, Doubtnut, TESTFunda, Simplilearn, Coursmos, Lynda.com, eSpark Learning, Career Anna, Next Education India, Plancess EduSolutions, OnlineTyari, Embibe, TopRankers, Udemy, PaGaLGuY, Oliveboard, MockBank, Blackboard (Educational Software), SuperProfs, MT Educare, Motion (Educational and Training Services), Earth Education Valley, Classteacher Learning Systems, BuyTestSeries, FIITJEE, EF Education First, Vidya Mandir Classes, Careers360, Rao IIT Academy, Intellipaat, Moodle, Skilljar, Liqvid

20. Higher Ground – Total Raised $106.91 million

Official Website: www.tohigherground.com

Higher Ground is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2016. Operator of primary schools intended to mainstream and modernize Montessori education. The company’s schools empower the widespread existing talent in Montessori and education generally, and brings in waves of new talent from outside the existing education space, develops the necessary infrastructure as well as provide training to educators, enabling children across the world to realize their human potential as knowledge-guided, value-oriented and efficacious beings so that they experience the undiluted, unimpeded and joyous process of growing into successful adults.

Active Investors:

  • Learn Capital(www.learncapital.com)
  • Nimble Ventures(www.nimble.vc)
  • Peak State Ventures(www.peakstate.vc)
  • Vast Ventures(www.vastvc.com)
  • Venn Growth Partners(www.venngp.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

21. Aceable – Total Raised $106.15 million

Official Website: www.aceable.com

Aceable is a Private Equity-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2012. Operator of an e-learning platform aimed at delivering engaging and convenient digital courses with supporting tools and services. The company’s application transforms stale institutional knowledge into practical understanding and put information at the fingertips of people when they need it, enabling users to learn with ease from bite-sized content, game-like quizzes and a robot instructor.

Active Investors:

  • BS Emergent Fund(emergentfund.net)
  • Capital Factory(www.capitalfactory.com)
  • Floodgate Fund(www.floodgate.com)
  • HGGC(www.hggc.com)
  • MCVC Partners(www.mcvcpartners.vc)
  • Next Coast Ventures(www.nextcoastventures.com)
  • NextGen Venture Partners(www.nextgenvp.com)
  • Sageview Capital(www.sageviewcapital.com)
  • Silverton Partners(www.silvertonpartners.com)
  • Wildcat Venture Partners(www.wildcat.vc)

Competitors:

The CE Shop, McKissock, American Safety Council, Real Estate Express

22. Bitwise Industries – Total Raised $98.65 million

Official Website: www.bitwiseindustries.com

Bitwise Industries is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2013. Provider of training campus services intended to empower and train geeks to build careers, technology, and companies. The company’s services train people to code, with a focus on marginalized groups, to give them the skills for today’s job market, provides a physical home-like co-working space for aspiring technologists, among others, providing people with necessary technical support and services to create the next generation of tech leaders.

Active Investors:

  • Aera VC(www.aera.vc)
  • Backstage Capital(www.backstagecapital.com)
  • Candide Group(www.candidegroup.com)
  • GingerBread Capital(www.gingerbreadcap.com)
  • Hunt Capital Partners(huntcapitalpartners.com)
  • ImpactAssets(www.impactassets.org)
  • J.P. Morgan(www.jpmorgan.com)
  • Kapor Capital(www.kaporcapital.com)
  • Keiretsu Forum(www.keiretsuforum.com)
  • Kern Venture Group(kernventuregroup.com)
  • KNGDM Group(www.kngdmgroup.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

23. Eleva Educação – Total Raised $91.71 million

Official Website: www.elevaeducacao.com.br

Eleva Educação is a Private Equity-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2013. Operator of a network of educational schools in Brazil. The company owns and operates a network of schools of high academic quality, supported by an educational platform of impact.

Active Investors:

  • Bewater Ventures(www.bewaterventures.com)
  • Gera Venture Capital(www.geracapital.com)
  • Warburg Pincus(www.warburgpincus.com)

Competitors: No competitors found

24. Kaochong – Total Raised $82.99 million

Official Website: www.kaochong.com

Kaochong is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2015. Operator of an online educational platform designed to provide college-level examination preparation trainings and resources. The company partners with experienced instructors to offer a diverse set of preparatory classes designed for major examinations including the College English Test (CET), post-graduate exams, civil service qualification test and other practical training tests, providing students with in-depth study resources to help achieve their learning goals.

Active Investors:

  • Hillhouse Capital Group(www.hillhousecap.com)
  • Matrix Partners China(www.matrixpartners.cn)
  • Northern Light Venture Capital(www.nlvc.com)
  • Tencent Holdings(www.tencent.com)

Competitors:

Xueba100, Yuanfudao, Carnegie Learning, Aixuexi Education Group, 51Talk, Imagine Learning, Socratic, Slader, 17zuoye, iTutorGroup, Zhangmen.com, DreamBox Learning, Bell Tech Education, EF Education First, Penn Foster, Voxy, VIPKid, Landi English, Shanghai Liulishuo Information Technology, myON, Open English, DadaABC, McGraw-Hill Education, Xueda Education Group

25. Codecademy – Total Raised $82.65 million

Official Website: www.codecademy.com

Codecademy is a Venture Capital-Backed Educational and Training Services (B2C) company founded in 2011. Operator of an online educational platform intended to offer free coding classes and tutorials. The company’s platform offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages in JavaScript which can be accessed via an online portal, enabling students to practice and learn how to code in a convivial and interactive way.

Active Investors:

  • Alexis Ohanian(alexisohanian.com)
  • Ascolta Ventures(www.ascoltavc.com)
  • Bloomberg Beta(www.bloombergbeta.com)
  • Bowery Capital(www.bowerycap.com)
  • Collaborative Fund(www.collaborativefund.com)
  • Dave Morin(www.davemorin.com)
  • Flybridge Capital Partners(www.flybridge.com)
  • Founder Collective(www.foundercollective.com)
  • Index Ventures(www.indexventures.com)
  • Initialized Capital Management(www.initialized.com)
  • Joshua Schachter(joshua.schachter.org)

Competitors:

SoloLearn, DataCamp, Edureka, Skillcrush, Alison, Khan Academy, Coursera, OpenClassrooms, Meritnation, Linux Academy, Haiku Learning Systems, Code.org, Learning.com, UpGrad, Udacity, Shaw Academy, Geekbrains, Lynda.com, Edx, Dataquest, Schoology, Simplilearn, Crehana, Udemy, Ironhack, Code School, Sophia Learning, Intellipaat, Jigsaw Academy, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Global Knowledge Software, Pluralsight, Qualified