Snapplify, a global education technology company specialising in taking the 21st-century campus to the next level, has officially expanded in Australia, bringing free e-library technology, educational resources, and time-saving teaching tools to the country.
Established in 2012, Snapplify specialises in enabling digital learning for individuals and institutions via the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa. Thousands of schools, colleges and universities use Snapplify every day to teach, learn, and access educational content. It is the digital content partner on one of the widest-reaching digital interventions in Africa – a project that delivers technology and e-learning to public schools in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The company has expanded into 25+ territories, with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Europe, the UK, and the US.
Snapplify’s EdTech solutions allow educators and institutions to- buy and sell teacher-created resources via Snapplify’s Teacha!, resource marketplace for teachers and parents, run a free digital library alongside integrated, science-backed literacy and reading-skill development programmes, ensure student access on- and off-campus, and enable students to read and learn offline, on any device, increase accessibility of learning materials with accessibility features, including text-to-speech, large-print, and dyslexia fonts, utilise analytics to spot gaps and inform teaching strategies.
The platform also allows to centralise user management with single sign-on solutions and identity management that support institutions’ existing active directory systems, and make e-learning adoption easier by integrating with their favourite tools: from Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, to Moodle, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Blackboard, and hundreds more LMSes.
While attending Melbourne EdTech Week last week, Chief Executive Officer of Snapplify, Wesley Lynch, said:
"Our edtech solutions have been built to address challenges faced by educational institutions – meaning that we have focused on increasing access to top-quality content and resources; ensuring that educational materials can be accessed offline; empowering schools with integrated literacy intervention tools; and perhaps most importantly, saving teachers time so that they can do what they do best: teach."
Lynch further added:
"Snapplify’s technology is widely applicable and already being used by thousands of educational institutions (primary to tertiary) across 25+ countries. With increased access to content and teaching resources, over 100 000 teachers are using Snapplify’s solutions to promote reading, build 21st-century skills, and save time. We know we can make a positive impact on education in Australia and we’re excited about building relationships here."
In 2020, the company had acquired Teacha!, diversifying Snapplify’s fast-growing educational portfolio, and highlighting the EdTech company’s already established position as a serious contender in the global e-learning market.
Snapplify is backed by AngelHub Ventures, a venture capital company backed by former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan and the Harris family, as well as international investors. In 2019, the startup secured $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.