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73 Top San Francisco EdTech Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based EdTech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the EdTech industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top San Francisco EdTech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

MasterClass

MasterClass

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MasterClass is a provider of an online education platform designed to offer video based vocational courses.

Udemy

Udemy

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Udemy is an online learning platform that helps students, companies, and governments gain the skills they need to reach their goals.

Udemy

Lambda School

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Lambda School trains people to be software engineers for free in exchange for a share of future income.

Udemy

Wonderschool

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Wonderschool offers a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes.

Udemy

Springboard

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Springboard is an e-learning platform that prepares people for modern careers through cutting edge curriculum and mentor guidance.

Udemy

Outschool

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Outschool is a marketplace of live online classes for kids that connects learners, parents, and teachers together.

Udemy

Quizlet

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Quizlet is a learning platform that uses activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning.

Udemy

Clever

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Clever is a digital learning platform designed for K12 schools and used by 22 million students and teachers.

Udemy

SplashLearn

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SplashLearn is an EdTech startup company providing game-based math and reading courses to students in pre-kindergarten to grade five.

Udemy

ClassDojo

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ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use to build close-knit communities.

Udemy

Simplilearn

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Simplilearn helps professionals around the world acquire the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital economy.

Udemy

Backer

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Backer is a social savings platform that enables users to set up a tax-free 529 account where family and friends can contribute.

Juni Learning

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A learning platform helping every student achieve their best future.

Udemy

Holberton School

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Holberton School is a project-based alternative to college for the next generation of software engineers.

Udemy

Abl Schools

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Abl Schools is building a new kind of school operations software that helps school leaders better manage their time and resources.

Udemy

GetSetUp

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GetSetup is a social learning platform that offers classes and social opportunities to help older adults.

Udemy

Minerva Project

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Minerva Project is designed to prepare students for leadership and innovation, combining liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

Udemy

Kiddom

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The easiest way to plan, assess, and analyze learning.

Udemy

NovaKid

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NovaKid is an edtech platform for learning English as a second language for children ages 4 to 12.

Udemy

Lalilo

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Lalilo is a literacy web-based app for K-2 teachers willing to differentiate reading instructions.

Udemy

Cloud Academy

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The best enterprise e-learning platform for cloud technologies including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and the DevOps ecosystem

Udemy

SchoolMint

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SchoolMint helps schools and families manage the admissions process, simply and cost effectively.

Udemy

Yup.com

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Yup.com provides experts and technology to help students be their best.

Udemy

CodeCombat

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CodeCombat creates game-based computer science programs that engage and captivate students as they learn to type real code.

Udemy

StudyFree

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StudyFree is the Subscription-based platform that connects students with international opportunities worldwide

Udemy

Pathbrite

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Pathbrite enables educators to foster deep learning and boost student success by using Digital Portfolios.

Udemy

PlusOne

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PlusOne is an EdTech startup leveraging AI+MR technologies to help enterprises train their employees to better interact with their clients.

Udemy

CodeHS

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CodeHS is a comprehensive platform for helping high schools teach computer science.

Udemy

Cerego

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At Cerego we stop forgetting so you can know what matters

Udemy

Sixup

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Sixup is an online student loan platform for high-achieving, low-income students who are underbanked and underfunded.

Udemy

Volley Labs

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Volley is an enterprise knowledge engine that generates and recommends the fastest way to learn anything.

Udemy

Kunduz

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Making test prep 10x faster and 10x cheaper by providing instant answers to students’ questions on their phone

Udemy

Py

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Py is a learn-to-code mobile app that trains and matches developers with jobs.

Udemy

Entangled Group

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Entangled Group is a privately held company that incubates, invests in, and consults for education ecosystem startups.

Udemy

Little Passports

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Little Passports inspires children to learn about other countries and cultures.

Udemy

StudyBlue

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StudyBlue is a mobile learning platform designed to help teachers teach and interact with their students.

Udemy

Scholars App

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Scholars App is a platform for scholarship providers to track, manage, and receive more qualified and completed applications.

Udemy

CleverX

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CleverX is the easiest way to work with the world’s leading business minds.

Udemy

Verbling

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Verbling is an e-learning platform that offers language lessons with professional teachers with the use of video chat.

Udemy

Openmind

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Openmind is a chat-based mentoring designed to connect with mentors and develop skills.

Udemy

O.School

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O.school is building a shame-free space by offering pleasure education through live streaming and moderated chat.

Udemy

CodinGame

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CodinGame is a gamified coding platform where developers can improve their coding skills through fun challenges and online contests.

Udemy

MOMO BOARD

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Engage Your Community – Free Message Board App that can help bring people together and communicate efficiently from both desktop and mobile.

Udemy

CODE2040

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CODE2040, a student referral program, creates access awareness and opportunities for software engineering students to find internships.

Udemy

Zaption

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Zaption’s publishing platform turns passive video into active learning experiences.

Udemy

SelfStudy, Inc.

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SelfStudy is a learning optimization technology company.

Udemy

Otsimo

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Otsimo is an education app for children with special needs.

Udemy

Blue Studios

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Blue Studios is a live-stream and on-demand platform, like Peloton, broadcasting entertaining STEM classes for kids.

Udemy

Kanopy

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Kanopy is a operator of online video streaming platform intended to democratize meaningful film and television.

Udemy

Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Media provides information and education to help kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

Udemy

MissionU

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MissionU is a college alternative that gives students the skills and experience needed to succeed in today’s competitive working world.

Udemy

InsideTrack

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Our mission is to help students retain, graduate and meet their goals.

Udemy

Fidelis

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Fidelis is a venture-funded technology company building an enterprise platform for personalized learning.

Udemy

Koala

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Re-inventing how we teach on the internet

Udemy

Edwin

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Edwin merged with Buddy.ai to provide affordable EFL tutoring at scale by using a virtual voice-enabled character.

Udemy

Immigo

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The easiest way for creators to monetize and engage their learning community.

Udemy

WestEd

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WestEd, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency.

Udemy

Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is an open-source online encyclopedia which provides a database of articles on an extensive range of topics.

Udemy

Virtual Conference

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The first on-demand virtual conference teaching you what school does not

Udemy

Teech

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Teech is an e-learning start-up company helping people from everywhere build online businesses.

Udemy

Oyalabs

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Oyalabs is an evidence-based platform for new parents that allows them to monitor and improve their child’s development.

Udemy

FutureLeague

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FutureLeague teaches kids ages 6-12 engineering and programming with a focus on teamwork, creativity, and design thinking.

Udemy

Lab4U

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Lab4U provides a platform that allows hands-on lab experiences through web and mobile devices for science education.

Udemy

Literably

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Literably is a K-8 literacy assessment system that sends results to teachers after students read out loud into a device.

Udemy

UClass

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UClass enables district, school, and organization personnel to store, tag, organize, share, search, view, and download files.

Udemy

Prepler

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Prepler is the modern degree progression and academic advising platform based on AI and machine learning.

Udemy

Mission Bit

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Mission Bit is a nonprofit organization that offers computer programming education.

Udemy

Bridge To College

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Bridge to College Inc is a research and data company that provides analytics to high schools and colleges, and college counseling support.

Udemy

Speech Buddies

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Speech Buddies is committed to improving the lives of people living with speech and communication challenges.

Udemy

App Academy

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App Academy is a web development school where 98% of graduates are placed in developer roles earning an avg. of $105K in SF and $89 in NYC.

Udemy

Ramped

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Job skilling platform for early career professionals

Udemy

PlaySay

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PlaySay, a social educational app, enables language learners to have real conversations with one another and receive pronunciation feedback.

Udemy

NovoEd

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NovoEd’s collaborative learning platform enables organizations to design and deliver experiential learning that drives business performance.

Written by Mark Smith

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