Silicon Valley’s Educational Tech Boom

It remains to be seen how President Obama’s move to protect student data plays out in Silicon Valley. There’s been a big surge there in companies making software for the education market. In fact, financing for the so-called “ed tech” market increased by more than 50% last year from the year before, reaching nearly $2 billion, according to one database. What’s driving the boom, and what does it mean for the future of education?



  • Betsy Corcoran - Founder & CEO of, which provides news and information about everything in education technology - @betsy_