The Monitor Daily (U.S.) – LearnSprout education tech company was acquired by Apple Inc. just recently albeit no details have been released. The startup, focused on developing education-technology applications and software has already achieved a solid base of customers.
Over 2,500 school from 200 districts spanning 42 states are using LearnSprout’s software. Apple Inc. declined to comment on the matter with the typical waterdown reply:
“Apple buys smaller technology from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans”.
It is quite possible that the Cupertino-based tech giant is propping its plans to elaborate education tools for the iPad. If so, Apple Inc. found a gold mine in LearnSprout’s expertise. The iPad applications would allow students to follow interactive lessons, share assignments with their colleagues as well as track their progress.
LearnSprout education tech company was acquired by Apple Inc. Neither Apple Inc., nor Franklyn Chien, LearnSprout CEO didn’t make any comments as to the terms of the deal. Compared to Clever tech start-up which managed to raise 40 million dollars from investors, LearnSprout raised over 4 million dollars from investors like Formation 8 or Andreessen Horowitz.
LearnSprout offers data insights for K-12 educators. According to the company’s website, the education tech startup works hard to aid schools clear a path through Student Informations System data. Based on this work, developers and 2,500 schools benefit from trend reports, a good handling of data duplication as well as server developing. Schools are kept in the loop and aware at all times of trends.
LearnSprout was established in 2012 by Joe Woo, Franklyn Chien and Anthony Wu. With expertise ranging from Microsoft to Facebook and Google, the trio has brought LearnSprout to a high-standard education technology company.
The recent acquisition may point towards Apple’s plans to introduce more Apple tech into schools. The upcoming iOS 9.3 will support more users for one iPad as well as an application for teachers. In addition, Apple plans to release the Apple School Manager which allows admins handle tasks, build courses and purchase books and apps. Perhaps the LearnSprout technology would be incorporated in Apple School Manager for one large, comprehensive system.
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