Wolverhampton, UK and Milton, Massachusetts-based ed tech developer and publisher BoomWriter Media has merged with US education company Walch Education, headquartered in Portland, Maine.

BW Walch, as the umbrella company will be known, will offer tailored solutions for schools and teachers to create engaging in-class experiences.

Al Noyes, chief executive of Walch, said: “This is a perfect merger of capabilities. Walch’s innovative Curriculum Engine platform and highly regarded math curriculum gives educators control over their resources, and now we are adding powerful and engaging applications for reading and writing to our portfolio.”

BoomWriter’s founder Chris Twyman added: “With so many start-ups in the ed tech industry there will be inevitable consolidation and lots of elimination of fledgling companies. Bringing Walch and BoomWriter together gets us ahead of the curve and together we provide a greater portfolio of engaging educational solutions.”

Prior to the merger, BoomWriter acquired UK-based businesses Squirrel Learning and Axe Edge. The relationship between BoomWriter and Squirrel is long established, with BoomWriter previously investing in the company’s platform.

These acquisitions were made possible through organic revenue growth, as well as a significant investment from Alexander Elorriaga, a venture partner at Scale Capital and chairman of SimpleTV, who has joined BoomWriter as a strategic advisor.

Elorriaga said: “BoomWriter is producing magic in the classroom. The blurring of the entertainment and education world is the holy grail for increasing engagement in the classroom. BoomWriter does this without sacrificing the delivery of a rounded educational experience.”

The combined entity BW Walch has more than one million registered users of its technology solutions.

Date Published: 18 May 2022

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