Sanbox acquires UK education startup Teachit
Sandbox, an operating platform for digital educational products and services has announced that it has acquired Teachit, a UK-based teacher resource provider from education charity AQA.
Founded by English teacher, Siobhain Archer, in 1999, Teachit serves a community of over 550,000 primary and secondary teachers across a range of subjects sharing a high-quality library of over 18,000 learning resources which are made for teachers by teachers, through subscriptions and online product sales.
This strategic acquisition will accelerate international growth and operations by collaborating with Sandbox’s existing US-based teacher resource business, TeacherVision. The collaboration aims to strengthen both the company's market presence and global footprint to serve over 2 million teachers in both the UK and in the USA with online tools and resources, whilst leveraging the fast-growing e-learning market estimated to be worth $342bn by 2025.
Bhav Singh, CEO & Founder at Sandbox: "As the global population grows and the need for quality education becomes more widespread, the demand for teachers is expected to go up in tandem. We are building a global platform to provide teachers with the digital resources to thrive in this dynamic new environment".
Teachit is the latest acquisition from Sandbox since it became a majority shareholder of Hopster in November 2019. Teachit will join TeacherVision, FamilyEducation, Fact Monster & Infoplease as part of the Sandbox Learning suite of products under the direction of Mark Engelter. Sandbox's growing portfolio of 10 award-winning digital learning products and services reach in excess of 55m millennial families.