For a market forecast to be $10 trillion by 2030, education is arguably underweight compared to peer industries for Unicorns or private companies valued at $1B+ USD.

Over 250 Unicorns exist around the world across all industries—with education making up around 10 overall on a like-for-like basis (started in the prior decade or recently raising venture capital).

Looking for ‘Unicorn Elders’ (more mature private companies valued at US$1B+), then keep reading, and check out: The Complete List of Global Education Stocks to find the 110 public education companies, many of whom have a market capitalization greater than US$1B as well.

Who is HolonIQ?

“Our mission is simple,” says Patrick Brothers, co-founder of the newly-founded global education intelligence firm, “Connect the world with the technology, skills and capital to transform education,” he says.

The firm was founded by Maria Spies and Brothers who together bring decades of experience in education, technology, innovation and investment. Maria and Patrick have worked globally in the public and private sector and with multi-lateral institutions such as the World Economic Forum and G20 Human Capital Task Force.

Have a closer look at these edtech unicorns, but know that there’s a lot more data where that came from, and you’ll be hearing much more from Maria and Patrick—watch for an EdTech Digest feature interview with them, discussing their work and mission, coming soon.