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FutureLearn wins EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Award

Europe’s largest summit on the future of learning and work, EdTechXEurope, announced the winners of its sixth annual EdTechXGlobal All Stars startup awards on the 19th of June in London.

FutureLearn, the social learning platform, was among the 20 fastest-growing, most innovative startups transforming the future of learning and work, to receive an award on the night.

The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Awards included those education and training companies who have shown the most revenue growth momentum over the last three years. The winners of this category include:

  • FutureLearn – Based in the UK, Leading social learning platform that uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives
  • Lobster Ink – Switzerland-based, proprietary learning methodology combines the best of cognitive understanding, video techniques and behavioural science to deliver practical training on skills, knowledge and behaviour
  • Yixue Education – From China, A company focused on adaptive learning, Yixue has developed an AI-enabled system to divide knowledge into small tailor-made chunks, so students can focus on their weaknesses instead of wasting time on what they have already mastered

“Participation for this year’s awards was the highest yet with 182 applications from 30 countries showcasing the best and brightest companies in the global learning industry. The winners were chosen for innovation, market impact and growth potential of their start-up. We were impressed by all entries and how they highlight the impressive work being done by entrepreneurs transforming education at a global scale,” shared Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-founder of EdTechXGlobal.

Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn commented, “We’re delighted to be recognised by EdTechXGlobal for our contribution to, and our growth momentum in, the education sector. We’re passionate about building a global community where everyone enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives and our continued growth allows us to keep doing that and more. The concept of education is a big discussion at the moment and we’re excited to be part of the conversation.”

The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards is determined by a global panel of judges, evaluating various factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact. For each category, the awards showcase the top three start-ups across segmentation, geography and industry trends.

The winners received prizes to enable the continued growth of their companies from the partners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars awards, including Amazon Web Services EdStart, boutique technology-focused law firm Kemp Little, and specialist investment and corporate advisory group IBIS Capital.

The awards took place during the annual EdTechXEurope summit, where 850+ thought leaders from 50+ countries joined more than 135 speakers to explore the ideas, innovations and technologies enabling a future where we are all ‘Eternally Learning’.

For full details of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards competition and the event visit:

About EdTechXGlobal: EdTechXGlobal connects the global learning community through insight, investment and annual thought leadership event series, EdTechXEurope in London, EdTechXAfrica in South Africa and new location for 2018, EdTechXAsia in Beijing. The EdTechXGlobal summits bring together executive level investors, innovators, and industry influencers from worldwide education technology companies.

Now in its sixth year, EdTechXEurope 2018 was held at the Brew in London, UK on 19 June, hosting 850+ global attendees and over 125 global speakers discussing the 2018 theme, ‘Eternally Learning’. The EdTechXEurope summit is a key event within the wider London EdTech Week, from 18 – 25 June, featuring 40+ global and local event hosts and welcoming 6000+ attendees to London. EdTechXGlobal will also organise the first edition of the EdTechXAfrica summit at CTICC in Cape Town South Africa on the 11th September featuring 350+ local and global leaders. New for 2018, EdTechXGlobal will relocate the EdTechXAsia summit to Beijing China on the 14 – 16 November in collaboration with the GET Summit powered by JMDedu.

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