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Top 12 Startups in the Tutoring Industry

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There are a lot of things to consider when building a new startup - where to get funding, how to validate your idea, and what features should the product have.

One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

While some people say this makes your idea too vague and hard to monetize, there’s actually good news.

There’s more money in this space than ever before by angels investing in early-stage companies.

If you're building a Tutoring startup, you must check these 12 fast-growing companies.


12 Tutoring Startups

1) Ringle

1) Ringle

Ringle is a high-end, one-on-one online English learning platform that links top teachers with international professionals wanting to improve their English skills.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Yeoksamdong
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Hoon Lee, Sungpah Lee
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $35,727,319
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

2) SapioX

2) SapioX

Bringing teachers and students together

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Théoule-sur-mer
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: David Karlin, Olesya Tarasova
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: € 90,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2

You can find their website here.

3) Riiid

3) Riiid

Riiid is an AI Tutor solution provider that uses cutting-edge AI technology to provide creative disruption to the education market.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jaewe Heo, Young-Jun Jang
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $248,097,459
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

4) Yuanfudao

4) Yuanfudao

Yuanfudao is an online platform that offers live classes and tutoring.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Shuai Ke, Xin Li, Yong Li
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding amount: $4,052,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 11
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

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5) Preply

5) Preply

Preply is a language learning software that enables for data-driven, tailored learning.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Brookline
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Dmytro Voloshyn, Kirill Bigai, Serge Lukianov
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $50,636,306
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 31

You can find their website here.

6) Embibe

6) Embibe

Embibe gives students with tailored educational input.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Aditi Avasthi
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $196,656,376
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

7) Zuoyebang

7) Zuoyebang

Zuoyebang is an online education portal that offers k12 pupils high-quality educational products and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Hou Jianbin
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding amount: $2,935,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 17

You can find their website here.

8) DreamBox Learning

8) DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning's intelligent adaptive learning platform provides elementary mathematics education.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Bellevue
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Lou Gray
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $175,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

9) Vedantu

9) Vedantu

Vedantu is an online e-learning platform that offers individualized learning in real time.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Anand Prakash, Pulkit Jain, Saurabh Saxena, Vamsi Krishna
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $190,886,532
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

10) Crimson Education

10) Crimson Education

Crimson Education is an Edutech company that specializes in university admissions consulting.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Parnell
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jamie Beaton
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $25,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

11) KnowledgeHook

11) KnowledgeHook

Knowledgehook is an Instructional Guidance System (IGS) for students and math teachers that incorporates interesting assessments.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Kitchener
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Arthur Lui, James Francis, Lambo Jayapalan, Travis Ratnam
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $22,503,411
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

12) Peilian.com

12) Peilian.com

Peilian is a Shanghai-based online music instruction website.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Ge Jiaqi
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $150,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

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