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How investing in EdTech Startups can combine profit with purpose

Artificial intelligence, automation and digitalization are redefining norms in education as more efficient and engaging forms of educational delivery channels emerge.

The education industry is undergoing a digital revolution that is expected to transform the way it delivers its services. The rise of artificial intelligence and automation is expected to transform the way education is delivered globally. Despite the technological advancements that are expected to happen in the future, the traditional model of education still remains very traditional.

UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 4

Quality education is considered to be one of the most important factors that can contribute to the development of a society. It can also help eliminate poverty and improve the quality of life for everyone.

The UN has set a goal of ensuring that all children have access to quality education.

Before the emergence of COVID-19, the digital penetration of education was only around 2-3 percent. Despite this, it has since become a mainstream sector. The main reason why this has happened is due to the increasing number of teachers and students who are willing to try new digital tools. However, many parents and teachers still believe that education can only be delivered online. Also, online learning was considered to be an alternative to the traditional methods of education. In most cases, it was used as a replacement for the live tutors or a complement to the traditional learning process. During the crisis, the emergence of online learning became the norm. The increasing number of people who are willing to try new digital tools has led to the rapid emergence of EdTech solutions. This has created a huge demand for these products and services, which is expected to continue growing. With the right resources and the increasing number of students and teachers, EdTech could transform the way education is delivered.

EdTech can help transform the way education is delivered. It can also make the process more engaging and effective. Credit Suisse are focused on companies that are disrupting the traditional model of education. These are typically small- to mid-cap firms that are experiencing strong bottom-line growth and are well-positioned to capitalize on the tech-savvy millennial generation.

In the MENA region, many startups are on their way to become unicorns in the near future;

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Over the past five years, the Indian EdTech industry has experienced a significant increase in private equity investments. Two of the India’s most prominent tech-based companies have already been created: Byju’s and Unacademy. These two companies have a combined market value of over $16.5 billion.

The pandemic has provided a huge boost to the EdTech industry as schools started moving away from the traditional methods of education and toward the use of online learning. According to a report by The Ken, Byju’s has added over 20 million new students since the pandemic broke out.

The increasing number of people looking for training and certification is also contributing to the growth of the remote learning industry. Even after the economy has opened up, this trend is expected to continue growing.

Despite the pandemic, the EdTech industry is still expected to continue developing new products and solutions. As the end of curfews and lockdowns approaches, the focus of the sector will continue to be on providing a personalized learning experience. This is a great opportunity for investors who are looking to capitalize on the changes brought about by the new era of education.