Ready Education, the leading mobile-first student engagement platform provider for higher ed globally, backed by growth investment firm Level Equity, has acquired AppScho, a dominant student engagement platform provider in Europe. This transaction represents the next step in Ready’s expansion into the European market, amplifying their plans to provide the best product to students and higher education institutions worldwide.
Ready Education continues to execute its strategy of driving global student success in higher education by providing the leading Digital Campus experience and student success platform. With the addition of AppScho, Ready adds 100+ institutions in 5 countries, serving 500,000 students, to bolster its position as the market leader.
“It has been an exciting year so far for Ready Education and we are delighted to welcome our new colleagues at AppScho. Their focus on student success accelerates our drive to offer the world’s leading digital student communication, engagement and success platform and continues to benefit all of our stakeholders, including customers, partners, students and employees,” said Gary Fortier, CEO of Ready Education. “We share a vision to enable students to access the right information, at the right time, on their path to success and are very pleased to start this new chapter together.”
“We are impressed by what the team at AppScho have accomplished over the years.” said Ronald Kouvelt, General Manager of Europe. “They are a great addition to the Ready Education team. Since inception, their focus and ambition have enabled their student engagement solution to impact more than half a million students. Together we will continue on our mission to improve student success worldwide.”
AppScho’s partner institutions such as Sciences Po Paris, HEC Paris, ESSEC Business School, Ecole Polytechnique and the Louvain Catholic University, will be able to leverage a stronger network of resources to support students and develop interventions while benefiting from new tools to keep students engaged and readily deliver the resources they need.
“For the past 7 years, the AppScho team has worked alongside French higher education institutions to enable them to offer the best digital experience to their students,” said Victor Wacrenier, Founder & CEO of AppScho. “Our combination with Ready Education is the result of a mutual ambition and represents an opportunity for us to further improve the daily lives of students in France and in Europe. By offering a world-class mobile campus solution, we will further accelerate the digitalization of higher education”