The EdTech Episode #5
Our Navitas Venture Scout Perspectives continue to provide on the ground insights from the major EdTech markets; the US, Europe, China, ANZ, and for the first time this month - South East Asia.
To date a lot of developing EdTech market focus has been placed on China, and increasingly India, due to their large populations, massive education and workforce training requirements and appetite for technology backed solutions. This can leave a region like South East Asia to be somewhat forgotten, despite having a population of more than 640 million people and some very progressive education development goals.
Our first SEA perspective includes an interview with one of the region’s most successful EdTech entrepreneurs Adam Brimo. Adam is the CEO of Open Learning, the number one MOOC platform in Malaysia, and he provides his perspectives on the EdTech market and on the region in his discussion with our Venture Scout Mick Liubinskas.
When we completed Project Ecosystem, we were surprised about the low level of EdTech maturity in SEA (when compared to other international cities) given the underlying potential of the region. The good news is that this is changing fast, and a number of education, government and financial entities are coming together to create a regional hub for EdTech development out of Singapore.
We expect to release more information in the coming months, so watch this space, but we also recommend you get along to the excellent EdTech Asia Summit at the start of August to learn more.
Head of Navitas Ventures