Edtech is flourishing, but a brief while back, many companies in the category were having a hard time to break through as mainstream offerings. Now, it looks like everyone is shouting to get into the next seed-stage startup that has the expression” remote knowing”on

its About page. Therefore begins the typical cycle that happens when a sector gets overheated– boom, bust and a reckoning. While we’re still in the early days of edtech’s revitalization, it isn’t a gold mine all around the world. Today, in the spirit of balance and history, I’ll present 3 bearish takes I’ve heard on edtech’s future.

Quizlet‘s CEO Matthew Glotzbach states that when trainees return to school, the technology that “sticks” during this time of massive experimentation may not be plentiful.

“I believe the dividing line there will exist are business that have actually been around, that are a little more entrenched, and have excellent financial runway and can most likely endure this cycle,” he said. “They have credibility and will probably get chosen [by schools]” The newer companies, he stated, might get stuck to adoption due to the fact that they are at a high degree of danger, and might be giving out complimentary licenses beyond their financial runway right now.

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.