The 2021 Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns: Gigantic Spike in Funding in 2021
A total of $53.68 billion was invested in 1,284 educational technology companies across the planet in 2021. This is vastly higher than the funding to ed tech in 2020, that a record-breaking year.
The U.S. accounted for the vast majority of funding. Just over $40.04 billion went to American learning technology developers, 74% of all global investments made in 2021.
Draconian regulations imposed on learning technology providers in mid-2021 in China essentially gutted the learning technology industry, causing funding in China to all but dry up in the second half of 2021.
In sharp contrast, India became the second-largest investment hub in 2021 with nearly double the funding made by Chinese companies. Just over $4.411 billion in capital flowed to 136 learning technology companies in India in 2021.
Very high amounts were invested in a handful of U.S. companies in 2021. Cambium Learning, based in Dallas, Texas, garnered the highest single amount of U.S. companies. Articulate Global, headquartered in New York City, obtained $1.5 billion in June 2021.
Investments increased in all nine learning technology types in 2021, but spiked dramatically for Collaboration-based Learning, AI-based Learning, and Game-based Learning. Investment in Cognitive Learning companies tripled in 2021 compared to the year before.
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Bio: Sam Adkins, CEO of Metaari (formerly Ambient Insight), has been providing market research on the global learning technology industry for more than 25 years. He focuses on identifying revenue opportunities for advanced learning technology suppliers.