EdTech Europe Launches High Profile Advisory Board to Spearhead Growth in the e-Learning Market
This year’s search for Europe’s fastest growing and most innovative e-Learning companies begins
London, 23 April 2014 – Edxus Group and IBIS Capital, founders of EdTech Europe, an exclusive one day e-Learning summit, today named a number of high profile experts from across the education, technology, media and financial markets as founding members of the EdTech Europe Advisory Board. Designed to encourage innovation and investment in the European e-Learning market, board members will work closely with the EdTech Europe founders on the event itself, as well as the launch of the search for Europe’s fastest growing and innovative e-Learning companies, the 2014 EdTech 20.
The EdTech Europe Advisory Board now includes:
• Louise Rogers, CEO, TES Global (formerly TSL Education)
• Jay Rosenstock, President, Discovery Education International, Global Corporate Development
• Ron Reed, Executive Producer, SXSWedu
• Ulrik Juul Christensen, Senior Fellow, Digital Learning, McGraw-Hill Education
• Colin Hughes, Managing Director, Collins Learning
• Juan Lopez-Valcarcel, SVP Data, Experience & Efficacy, Pearson
• John Martin, CEO, Sanoma Learning
• Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, CEO, Edxus Group and co-founder of Ed Tech Europe
• Charles McIntyre, CEO IBIS Capital and co-founder Ed Tech Europe
“We’re delighted to welcome such a strong collection of industry thought leaders, influencers and innovators to bolster our work in the European EdTech and e-Learning marketplace,” said Ed Tech Europe’s founders Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet and Charles McIntyre. “Despite evidence that EdTech and e-Learning represent one of the most attractive investment opportunity of the next decade, European e-Learning companies are still struggling to attract investment on the same scale as their US counterparts, resulting in a fragmented and under-invested industry in comparison with other tech sectors. Ed Tech Europe has been formed to raise the profiles of innovators and players driving the industry forward and to encourage consolidation and capital investment in the sector”. Our Advisory Board is here to guide and support our mission and will expand soon to encompass representatives of all aspects of the industry – from teachers to venture capitalists”.
The EdTech Europe Advisory Board will make up part of the judging panel for the 2014 EdTech 20 rankings. EdTech 20 highlights the top 20 e-Learning companies in Europe by innovation, scale, market impact and revenue over the past year, as well as the key trends in the education technology space.
Last year’s EdTech 20 list highlighted some EdTech companies which were trying out some really disruptive models and getting some real traction,” commented Advisory Board member Louise Rogers, CEO, TES Global. “We are keen to see how things have progressed since then, particularly as the number of companies innovating in this area is exploding. The e-Learning space is one of the most active and diverse at the moment and we look forward to receiving entries from far and wide across Europe.”
To be considered for inclusion in the EdTech 20, e-Learning companies should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Edxus Group:
Edxus Group is a London based Education Technology company formed to develop and acquire e-Learning businesses across Europe. It is a corporate operating entity with a mission to support, transform and enhance several innovative e-Learning products and businesses, aiming to aggregate them into a dominant European player with a broader customer reach and geographic footprint.
About IBIS Capital:
IBIS Capital is a London based specialist media investment and advisory firm with a focus on disruptive media technologies.
About EdTech Europe:
EdTech Europe is an exclusive one day summit organised by Edxus Group and partner IBIS Capital, a specialist media investment and advisory firm. It will address the current industry and investment trends in education technology and e-Learning for both the academic and professional learning sectors, bringing together senior executives from established professional learning and education players, innovators disrupting the established market order and leading European institutional investors to explore the business of education and act as a catalyst for the consolidation and investment required in the sector. The second EdTech Europe event will be held at the Millbank Tower on 12th June 2014.
Tickets: To buy tickets for the event, click here
Social: To join the EdTech Europe LinkedIn group, click here.
The EdTech Europe Twitter handle is @edtecheurope.
About the EdTech 20:
EdTech 20 will include those e-Learning companies who have shown the most significant innovation and growth over the last year and whose businesses are primarily based within Europe. Inclusion in EdTech 20 will be determined by our global panel of judges with reference to a number of factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact. To be considered for inclusion, please email email@example.com.