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US EdTech Startups to Watch in 2024: Innovations and Disruptions

By Solomon Elekwa

The EdTech sector has experienced tremendous growth and transformation in recent years, driven by advancements in technology and an increasing emphasis on digital education. As we look towards the future, 2024 holds tremendous potential for groundbreaking innovations and disruptions within the EdTech landscape. In this article, we will highlight interesting EdTech startups that are poised to make a significant impact on the industry and shape the future of education and work.

Prisma – Connected Network for Blended Learning

Prisma, founded in 2020 in Palo Alto, California is an accredited, project-based, online program for kids in grades 4-12. Prisma exists to ignite a lifelong love of learning and prepare kids to thrive in the future. Its middle school, high school, and parent-coach programs provide personalised curriculum, one-on-one support from educators, and cohorts where kids build community. Prisma offers a blend of in-person and live online learning experiences, separating instructors and coaches to unlock learner potential.

Primer – Full-stack Infrastructure for Homeschooling

Primerfounded in 2019 in San Francisco, California raised $18.7M in Series A Funding.

Primer is a collection of micro-schools and student-centred communities delivering a customised learning experience that guides students into discovering new paths for themselves. Primer empowers students to learn at their own pace, pursue their passions, and get the 1:1 support they deserve. The technology-enhanced curriculum offered by Primer allows students to study more and receive daily one-on-one assistance. Core academics at Primer include math and English Language Arts (ELA).

Hellohive – Diversity-driven Virtual Recruitment

Hellohive, founded in 2020, New York raised $9.3M in  Series A Funding. Hive is a first-of-its-kind virtual recruiting platform that creates meaningful engagement between companies and the next generation of talent – one community of students and recent graduates that represents an ever-evolving range of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Hive’s community includes current college students, recent graduates seeking entry-level positions, and early career applicants with 1-2 years of experience. Companies on Hive’s platform get full access to this community of qualified next-generation talent.

As the education technology sector continues to evolve, these startups represent the innovative spirit and transformative potential of the industry. Their efforts contribute significantly to the rapid expansion of global education and workforce. Keep an eye on these companies in 2024 and beyond, as they have the potential to revolutionize the way we learn, teach, and work.

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