Tech startups hype themselves by saying they want to change the world or, more minimally, a (small) piece of it. They want to disrupt, revolutionize a sector, an area. Change old attitudes. For this reason, we can consider natural the fact that they started targeting the education field, too often anchored to aged schemes and processes.
Now, at least in terms of innovation attempts, something is changing, especially in the USA where – in the last two years – venture capitalists have been massively investing in edtech startups, which are trying to develop innovative solutions to support teachers, students and parents and to revolutionize the way they have operated to date. The trend is emerging resoundingly and in 2014 funds are continuing to pour through in order to create a sustainable ecosystem.