Insight March 31, 2022 Colin Gillespie

22 Education and Technology Companies Changing the Way We Learn

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick.

Moving into year three of the global pandemic, Warlick’s 2006 quote is no longer prophetic, but rather reflects the current reality. Learning today leverages a thoughtful use of technology, effective physical components, and in-person teaching/training.

Those companies that provide and support the many forms of effective learning are flourishing in a time of rapid change. And the market continues to grow. HolonIQ predicts that spending on EdTech globally will reach ~$300 billion in 2022, with a continued CAGR of 16.4%, reaching over $400 billion by 2025.

We are featuring organizations that provide services for PreK-12, Higher Education, Continuing Education, and Corporate Learning. Their offerings range from 100% digital solutions to hybrid print and digital learning experiences, onsite in-person services, vital technical support, and more.

We have listed these growing companies alphabetically—this is a collection of 22 highly relevant Education and Technology companies that have succeeded in influencing the market over a turbulent time period, not a ranking list.

Top EdTech Companies To Know (company descriptions below list):

  • Bloomboard
  • BookNook Learning
  • BYJU’s
  • Care Solace
  • Centegix
  • Code Monkey
  • eDynamic learning
  • Effective School Solutions
  • eSpark Learning
  • Incident IQ
  • Keypath Education
  • Larson Texts / Big Ideas Learning
  • Lexicon Technologies
  • Mantra Health
  • NoRedInk
  • Osmo
  • Reading Horizons
  • Teacher Created Materials
  • Texthelp
  • upGrad
  • Zaner-Bloser (Highlights for Children)
  • Zoobean


1. Bloomboard

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

What It Does: Bloomboard offers micro-credentialing programs that allow teachers to get the skills they need to push student achievement to the next level. Teachers can earn micro-credentials in talent development, subject area expertise, and student support.

BookNook Learning

2. BookNook Learning

Location: San Francisco, PA

What It Does: BookNook Learning provides synchronous small-group reading instruction, allowing educators to provide students with the benefit of collaborative work in in-person, virtual, and hybrid environments.


3. BYJU’s

Location: Karnataka, India

What It Does: BYJU’s programs offer age-appropriate instruction in reading, math, coding, science, art, language, and more, allowing students to learn at their own pace while having fun. The company offers programs for students in grades K-12.

Care Solace

4. Care Solace

Location: Encinitas, CA

What It Does: Care Solace provides mental health coordination services for K-12 and higher education students and their families through a cloud-based web portal and 24/7 care coordination team leveraging a proprietary database of over 300,000 mental health providers.


5. Centegix

Location: Atlanta, GA

What It Does: Centegix works to keep students and educators safe in the event of a crisis. The Centegix system allows educators to call for help at the push of a button, potentially saving lives during a life-threatening event.

Code Monkey

6. Code Monkey

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

What It Does: Code Monkey offers coding education for kids in grades kindergarten through 8, providing fun, engaging lessons that keep kids interested and provide a sense of accomplishment.

eDynamic learning

7. eDynamic learning

Location: Southlake, TX

What It Does: eDynamic Learning provides middle and high schools with high-quality elective courses that students can complete within their school’s already-existing learning management system, making it easy for teachers to view and manage student progress over time.

Effective School Solutions

8. Effective School Solutions

Location: New Providence, NJ

What It Does: Effective School Solutions works to provide mental health services to K-12 schools, partnering with schools to offer high-quality clinical programs, consulting services, and professional learning opportunities to help educators and professional staff members better meet the psychological needs of their students.

eSpark Learning

9. eSpark Learning

Location: Chicago, IL

What It Does: eSpark Learning understands that differentiation is key to supporting a child’s learning and provides reading and math activities that meet kids where they’re at, helping them move forward in mastering standards while having fun in the classroom.

Incident IQ

10. Incident IQ

Location: Atlanta, GA

What It Does: Incident IQ works to help educational institutions manage their technical issues in an efficient, effective way, so that educators and other staff members have the technology they need to deliver high-quality instruction to their students.

Keypath Education

11. Keypath Education

Location: Chicago, IL

What It Does: Keypath Education creates exceptional online coursework that helps students further their knowledge in their field, allowing them to get career-relevant continuing education that pushes them further on their career paths.

Larson Texts, Inc / Big Ideas Learning LLC

12. Larson Texts / Big Ideas Learning

Location: Erie, PA

What It Does: Larson Texts, Inc/Big Ideas Learning LLC provides math solutions to schools that engage and excite children. In addition to textbooks, the company also provides math musicals, videos, and step-by-step mathematics instruction.

Lexicon Technologies

13. Lexicon Technologies

Location: Atlanta, GA

What It Does: Lexicon Technologies works to help K-12 schools make technology simple, by providing equipment refurbishment and repair, maintenance contracts, and damage protection.

Mantra Health

14. Mantra Health

Location: New York City, NY

What It Does: Mantra Health works with university mental health departments to provide digital mental health solutions, allowing universities to serve more students who require mental health care.


15. NoRedInk

Location: San Francisco, CA

What It Does: NoRedInk is a writing program designed to help students grow their writing skills by providing interesting content and feedback that can be used to target growth areas.


16. Osmo

Location: Palo Alto, CA

What It Does: Osmo uses tangible manipulatives connected to a video screen to help students develop spatial awareness, math, coding, and business skills.

Reading Horizons

17. Reading Horizons

Location: North Salt Lake, Utah

What It Does: Reading Horizons offers reading solutions that help all children become proficient in reading before the end of third grade. In addition, they prepare teachers to pinpoint and target the individual instructional needs of struggling readers and English Language Learners in grades 4+.

Teacher Created Materials

18. Teacher Created Materials

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

What It Does: Teacher Created Materials offers educators materials created by people who understand student needs, creating effective, rigorous materials that push classroom progress.


19. Texthelp

Location: Woburn, MA

What It Does: Texthelp creates technology that helps people communicate with one another in both work and educational environments.


20. upGrad

Location: Atlanta, GA

What It Does: UpGrad partners with universities to offer high-level online courses and career counseling.


21. Zaner-Bloser (Highlights for Children)

Location: Columbus, OH

What It Does: Zaner-Bloser delivers explicit instruction and a solid academic foundation for PreK–6 students in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary through digital and print programs.


22. Zoobean

Location: Washington, D.C.

What It Does: Zoobean designs reading experiences that help families, educators, and librarians read more through fun challenges.

Here at The Renaissance Network, we offer executive search capabilities, organizational growth strategy consulting, and much more to the Education and Technology industry at large. We were excited to work with the innovators above and help them achieve their growth plans. If you’d like to engage with us to implement some of these strategies, be sure to get in touch today, and let’s see how we can help!

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Colin Homer Gillespie is a strategic and purpose-driven GM with significant global experience and a record of product innovation and business transformation.

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