Edtech developer announces US merger
Wolverhampton-based Edtech developer and publisher BoomWriter has merged with US education giant Walch Education.
BW Walch, as the umbrella company will be known, will offer tailored solutions for schools and teachers to create “engaging in-class experiences, providing better learning outcomes and closing gaps for students across all age groups.”
“This is a perfect merger of capabilities,” says Al Noyes, CEO of Walch.
Walch’s innovative Curriculum Engine platform and highly regarded math curriculum gives educators control over their resources, and now we are adding powerful and engaging applications for reading and writing to our portfolio.”
“With so many start-ups in the EdTech industry there will be inevitable consolidation and lots of elimination of fledgling companies,” said Chris Twyman, founder of BoomWriter.
“Bringing Walch and BoomWriter together gets us ahead of the curve and together we provide a greater portfolio of engaging educational solutions.”
Prior to the merger, BoomWriter acquired UK-based businesses Squirrel Learning (Squirrel) and Axe Edge to help grow operations.
These acquisitions were made possible through both organic revenue growth as well as a significant investment from Alexander Elorriaga, a venture partner at Scale Capital and chairman of SimpleTV.
Elorriaga also joins BoomWriter as a strategic advisor.
He said: “BoomWriter is producing magic in the classroom. The blurring of the entertainment and education world is the holy grail for increasing engagement in the classroom. BoomWriter does this without sacrificing the delivery of a rounded educational experience.”