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31 July 2018

EdTech Sector is Growing Exponentially in Southeast Asia—Meet the Leaders

The successful management of technological processes and resources is improving the levels of education in this part of the world.

Innovations change radically how we live our lives, and in our present day we can see how various advancements lead us to more promising futures so rapidly, that every year you can feel outdated with so many information coming from all sides. The most important factor that can lift societies to these desirable peaks is none other than education; and not the quantity, but the quality of it can re-shape entire communities.

Something serious is happening in Southeast Asia, where it is known that parents and students give so much importance to higher education. Quietly and at the same time dynamically, an ecosystem of EdTech (Educational technology) investment/startups is rising, due to the vast and always increasing demand of personal tuition in countless fields.

English, math, chemistry, business, and the most basic lessons can be found in digital spaces like apps, websites, software and so on. A booming sector that is breaking new ground where old institutions once were almost unquestionable. Positively, the public is accepting these new tools in their daily life.

Progress does not come easy, Southeast Asia has been a region with a sustained growth since the start of the new millenium, and these economies need the best skilled workers. Also, an increased internet penetration and more mobile users result in an appropriate landscape for these new technologies to work properly.

These are the EdTech leaders that you need to know.

  • ABC360, China-based tutoring firm specialised in English tutoring.
  • Yola, Vietnamese startup with an online-to-offline educational model.
  • EduAdvisor, Malaysia informative website that also works as a central index.
  • XSeed, Singapore-based B2B firm that invests in educational software for schools.
  • Ruangguru, educational startup focused in a “one-stop learning” model.

EdTech will surely bring new changes and advantages to a sector so vital for modern society that cannot be simply ignored. Where governments fail to provide quality, privately funded projects seem to be interested in building a promising panorama for those who can’t have access to a better education.

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