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Attention edtech champions! 

EdTechX Awards 2022

EdTechX is currently running the 10th edition of the All Stars Awards. They’re a fantastic opportunity to see who’s shaping the future of edtech, with previous winners including the heroes at Kahoot!, Kognity, Busuu, OpenClassrooms and FutureLearn.

Learning, Earning and Yearning

They say there are three ingredients to the good life, learning, earning and yearning, which seems to have inspired the three categories this year:

  • Startup, for ventures with annual revenues of less than €5M, who have demonstrated stellar innovation and growth over the last year Apply here >>
  • Scale-Up for ventures with annual revenues over €5M who have delivered outstanding revenue growth momentum over the last 3 years Apply here >>
  • ESG & Impact for companies who can demonstrate positive ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) policies and impact strategiesApply here >>

Summit Up

EdTechX is accepting applications right now – don’t miss the deadline of 30th April.  

Winners and finalists will be announced at the EdTechX Awards Ceremony during the EdTechX Summit on 23 June in London.

Looking forward >>

I’ve joined all of the EdtechX meetings to date and they’re a great place to network with the movers and shakers in the industry.  It’s also a perfect opportunity to visit London again 😊.


I’ve been keen to learn and to help others to grow as I look for a new job. 

New (ad)ventures

Edtech has been a natural focus and I’ve connected with about 60 edtech ventures across the spectrum. How inspiring and energising!  In the meantime, I’ve invested time and money in four of them, in all cases because of their learning impact, business potential and highly talented leadership. From a personal perspective also because I can add value through my expertise, experience and network.

  • Kognity, provider of digital courses for K-12 (Stockholm)
  • School Day, data platform for student well-being (Helsinki)
  • Edurio, provider of school improvement diagnostics (London)
  • Hypocampus, digital courses and platform for higher education (Gothenburg)

Go with the flow

I’m advising various generalist financial sponsors as well as two industry-focused edtech funds. This is a great way to work with excellent people on the latest deal-flow in the industry from early stage to IPO.

  • Sparkmind.vc is a Helsinki-based venture capital fund, investing in early stage edtech
  • Emerge Education is a London-based venture capital fund investing in the future of higher education and the future of work.


I’ve been working a strategy consultant and coach to two scale-ups in higher education, which has been an excellent opportunity to help them with their growth strategies and to learn more about that market segment.

Always Learning

Always learning, right now I’m working on a MicroMasters in Educational Innovation and Improvement on edX (for the learning) and various courses on MasterClass (for the fun – beautiful design and production quality).  If only the two could find each other …


Until I find the next big assignment, I will have some availability again as of December.  I’m especially looking for consulting, advisory and interim work mainly in the following areas:

  • Sector: education, science, healthcare, medicine
  • Expertise: digital transformation, leading change, commercial, strategy

If you have a challenging assignment and if you think I could help your organisation to prosper, feel free to reach out at johnmartin@contentconnected.com.

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Looking forward >>