New financial actors and valuation platforms in education technology markets | code acts in education
What I want to suggest here is that HolonIQ acts as a ‘meta-edtech’ platform—an educational technology whose central concern is processing data about edtech, or edtech about edtech. As a meta-edtech platform, HolonIQ not only catalogues edtech market movements but actively catalyzes future edtech market dynamics
From this perspective, we can approach HolonIQ as an agent of edtech market-making and valuation. It actively prompts edtech markets, is deeply involved in making edtech into objects of investment, and produces valuations that attract investors to the future income available from their investment in edtech. But this approach requires getting up close to those operations—which this post can only begin to identify for future detailed examination.
Overall, as a new financial intermediary and source of technoeconomic expertise in education, HolonIQ itself plays a kind of governing role in the edtech investment ecosystem—shaping and channelling investment towards certain selected futures and associated companies. Its platform may even be considered one of the most powerful educational technologies in the edtech sector. HolonIQ is a meta-edtech platform—edtech about edtech—that taxonomizes the entire global edtech market by various segments, hierarchies and valuations through the deployment of machine learning.