Educational Technology (EdTech) is the facilitation of learning and improvement of performance by creating and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. While technology has been used to assist learning for a long time, relatively recent technological advancements including smartphones and tablets have facilitated a renewed rise to prominence of educational technology in the past decade or so. These include training online with webinars, learning apps, data analytics and business and finance management. It is only a relatively recent development that allows us to complete whole degrees online.

In spite of this EdTech investment has slipped under the radar in the UK, in particular when compared to sectors such as Fintech, which have had a lot of coverage.


Estimated to be worth over £6 trillion, but with less than 3% digital penetration to date, the global education market is one of the few ultra-large industries yet to undergo a serious technological transformation. This remarkable opportunity has attracted serial entrepreneurs, world-class investors and ground-breaking approaches to how learning is administered, accredited and consumed. Macro trends such as the automation of white-collar work, increasingly competitive entry-level recruitment, and the rapid growth of student numbers worldwide (approx. 1bn by 2035), have all presented further opportunities for educational technology innovation.

A clear trend is emerging with the education market opening its arms to technology, EdTech investment has soared over the past few years. Investment comes from an increasing number of sources, including non-profit organisations, venture capital, firms including Google and EIS funds such as SyndicateRoom.


The future of learning

Simon Calver

View highlights of our recent event, 'An Evening with Simon Calver' which took place on 19th June 2017. Simon is one of the best known and regarded entrepreneurs and investors on the British tech scene and is optimistic about the future of learning having recently leading a £4.5m investment into Firefly, an EdTech company.

Watch Simon's keynote below.

SyndicateRoom gives investors access to growing businesses across many different sectors, including AI and machine learning. Some recent machine-learning startups our investors backed are Liopa, a startup that uses the front camera on your phone to read lips, and infloAi, which gives companies a sustainable way to monetise their online presence by providing curated digital content.

Our Access EIS fund builds a diversified startup portfolio for you by co-investing with experienced angel investors. It aims to build a portfolio of at least 50 companies for each investor to further mitigate risk, and to replicate annual market growth in the UK startup sector.


Why invest with SyndicateRoom?

Our Access EIS fund builds a diversified startup portfolio for you by co-investing with experienced angel investors. It aims to build a portfolio of at least 50 companies for each investor to further mitigate risk, and to replicate annual market growth in the UK startup sector.

What SyndicateRoom offers:

  1. A data-driven approach to venture capital investing that aims to minimise risk.

  2. Access to a larger portion of the startup market through co-investment with experienced business angels.

  3. Generous tax reliefs as part of the EIS scheme for qualifying investors.

  4. Low minimum investment of £5,000.

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SyndicateRoom is proud to have helped UK EdTech companies raise funds.

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With SyndicateRoom you gain access to invest alongside professional investors receiving the same share class and same share price.

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