Top 20 Education Technology Companies - 2018

Education is what transforms a crude rock into a polished diamond. It refines the thinking and actions of people and molds them to be citizens who contribute positively to society. The importance of education is now acknowledged by all levels of society and everyone is willing to take extra measures to embrace it. The old saying, ‘you cannot teach an old dog new tricks’ is unfounded in today’s world. Be it the child of a farmer or a seasoned worker at a factory, education has something for everyone.

However, in this day and age, it is irrational to expect that the archaic teaching methods of the past can prove to be effective. The field of education has evolved just as rapidly as all other industries. Smart classrooms and cloud computing have developed an inherently different system of education. Students can access customized learning programs from their portable devices, tailor-made to suit their acumen. Lessons are designed to provide real-world insights and make learning a fun and fulfilling exercise.

Not limited only to schools, industries all across are using technology to provide their workers with comprehensive training modules. With interactive videos and virtual laboratories, the practical side of education is integrated into the learning process. Technology is also making it possible to address the needs of differently abled learners, creating an inclusive environment where everyone is given an opportunity think, learn and grow.

This edition of CIOReview presents to you, 20 most promising Education Technology Providers 2018, featuring solution and service providers who are radically transforming the field of education. Over the past few months, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs and the editorial team of CIOReview have reviewed companies in the Education Technology sector and have shortlisted the forerunners who are meeting the challenges of the industry head-on.

The companies shortlisted have exhibited a penchant for excellent work ethics, display in-depth business process knowledge and implement revolutionary strategies in the domain of education technology. This listing will provide insights as to how these solutions can be applied in real-world situations and how they can add value to organizations that are facing challenges in this area.

We present to you, “20 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers - 2018”.

Top Education Companies

Flagship product Balance has applications to analyze school budgets, track and forecast expenditures, identify trends over time, and plan for future capital investments

Offers an intuitive, browser-based, platform for teachers to help students learn math, coding, & design while creating 3D-printable models

Leading ed-tech organization that offers end-to-end data management, from data integration through data analysis, helping educators turn big data into big benefits for students

An educational technology company powering hybrid computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity curriculum for students and educators

Helps foundations and universities automate their entire application lifecycle for Grants and Scholarships awards

Simplifies, accelerates, and automates the managing of identities and ensures constant access to innovation

Face-to-face online language learning technology connecting learners and certified language trainers globally

Built OSCAR, a platform for fast, accurate and cost-effective distributed online scoring and reporting

Offers a robust, intuitive, and highly customizable collaboration software to counteract chronic absenteeism and truancy in schools

Combines social behavioral studies and latest technologies to drive user engagement and team productivity in education and workplaces


Helps teams go paperless with online meeting agendas, strategic planning, policy management, and board evaluations


Forged and maintain an all-in-one Student Information System (SIS)


Offers content management systems (CMS) and other cutting-edge educational applications

Forecast5 Analytics

Provides decision support tools for public sector entities

Inventive Technology

Flagship product MediaCAST is used in video-on-demand and digital media management solutions--provides the benefits of an LMS, a digital rights management system and a media delivery system merged into one browser-based interface


Leading education technology platform for K-12 providing Unified Classroom experience


Provides high-quality engaging and interactive presentations to motive students in the classrooms


Serving school districts and municipalities with unique SIS and ERP experience


Cloud-based platform providing digital file cabinet service where school system can safely store, retrieve, and manage administrative, employee records, special education, and student records


Technology provider that delivers a new way of learning with its flagship product, zSpace