BoomWriter and Walch Education joins forces
Put the combined company on the map as a leading provider of applications that support the basics of education.
BW Walch, as the umbrella company will be known, is based on a transatlantic partnership that offers complete and customized solutions for schools and teachers to create engaging classroom experiences, providing better learning outcomes and closing gaps for students of all ages. age groups.
“This is a perfect fusion of capabilities,” said Al Noyes, CEO of Walch.
“Walch’s innovative Curriculum Engine platform and highly acclaimed math curriculum gives educators control over their resources, and we are now adding powerful, engaging applications for reading and writing to our portfolio,” he added.
Chris Twyman, founder of BoomWriter, said: “With so many emerging companies in the ED technology industry there will be an inevitable consolidation and a lot of elimination of start-ups.
“Bringing Walch and BoomWriter together takes us ahead of the curve and together we offer a larger portfolio of engaging educational solutions.”
Prior to the merger, BoomWriter acquired UK companies Squirrel Learnin and Ax Edge to help grow operations and service solutions that enable teachers to bring learning to the classroom in the 21st century. The relationship between BoomWriter and Squirrel has long been established, with BoomWriter previously investing in the company’s platform.
These acquisitions were made possible both by the organic growth in revenue and a significant investment by Alexander Elorriaga, venture partner at Scale Capital and chairman of SimpleTV. Mr. Elorriaga also joins BoomWriter as a strategic advisor. With his extensive experience in the television industry combined with a proven track record of leading large-scale operations, Mr. Elorriaga adds experience in educational entertainment to the BoomWriter team.
“BoomWriter is producing magic in the classroom,” said Mr. Elorriaga.
“Blurring the world of entertainment and education is the holy grail for increasing classroom participation. BoomWriter does this without sacrificing the delivery of a full educational experience.”
BW Walch has over one million registered users of its combined technology solutions. In March 2022 alone, it saw more than 6 million reading records and more than 72,000 written books, using its unique collaborative writing tools. In 2020/2021 the two companies launched two major technology solutions: GoRead and Curriculum Engine. GoRead won first prize at the BETT Awards and the flagship of mathematics, the Curriculum Engine, won a Tech Edvocate award. BW Walch’s Curriculum Engine and math content are being used in hundreds of classrooms with tens of thousands of students achieving excellent results.