There’s no doubt that the coronavirus has had a monumental impact on the way we view innovation’s relationship with education. For now, trainees are gaining from house. What happens when they return to school?

Getting where we left off in recently’s survey, we asked top investors in the space for their forecasts on what is ahead as soon as life resumes to its brand-new typical. One investor pointed out how in March, they invested a 3rd of their time in edtech. Now, they’re spending almost all their time vetting startups there. Another said that the sector has actually always been underfunded. Time will tell if investor end up being more bullish on the sector, and more notably, if adoption from schools with stringent budget plans becomes more lax.

An extreme fact sums the dynamic of adoption and financial investment pretty well: according to Tetyana Astashkina and Jean Hammond of Learn Release, less than 5 % of the $ 1.6 trillion spent on education in the U.S. is attributed to edtech. Let’s see if other investors believe that percentage will shift forward after the pandemic stops.

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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.