11 Educational Technology Product Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start An Educational Technology Product

Here are some real life success stories of starting a educational technology product:

1. UpBrainery Technologies ($1.04M/year)

Ghazal Qureshi (from Houston, TX, USA) started UpBrainery Technologies over 3 years ago.

$87K / month
1 founders / 11 employees

Case Study

Hello! My name is Ghazal Qureshi and I am the proud founder and CEO of UpBrainery Technologies. UpBrainery is a startup tech company that focuses on revolutionizing modern education to fit the evolving needs of parents and children.

Within our first few months, we have cultivated relationships with organizations like the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Whataburger, NASDAQ, and the Houston Rockets. We are in the works to build a large network of opportunities with other corporations to provide educational content to children in their communities.


2. Achievable ($240K/year)

Tyler York (from San Francisco) started Achievable over 7 years ago.

$20K / month
2 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Tyler York and I’m one of the founders of Achievable, a test prep company focused on career-advancing professional exams.

Our goal is to take the guesswork out of test prep. With Achievable, you study, you follow our program, you know where you stand, and when you’re ready - you succeed. That’s the Achievable difference.


Learn more about starting an educational technology product:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an educational technology product?
-> Pros and cons of an educational technology product

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established educational technology product
-> Marketing ideas for an educational technology product

Other resources

-> Educational technology product tips

4. HYLS ($456K/year)

Maxim Pogulyaev (from Moscow, Russia) started HYLS ago.

$38K / month
1 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

My name is Max. I am the CEO of HYLS, a donation-based online course platform. We use the “pay what you want to model,” which means that you can pay any amount for HYLS online courses on topics on Productivity, Healthy lifestyle, Yoga, Meditation, Digital Detox, Minimalism, and more are coming soon.

Our customers are mainly representatives of the working population, but all ages are welcome to participate. Our average revenue is $40k per month. All in all, we attracted $1M+ of donations from 90K students.


5. AcademicInfluence.com ($60K/year)

Jed Macosko (from Fort Worth, TX, USA) started AcademicInfluence.com about 3 years ago.

$5K / month
3 founders / 9 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Prof. Jed Macosko, and I have the privilege of telling the story of how AcademicInfluence.com got started. I serve as president and academic director under the capable leadership of our CEO, Wayne Downs, and alongside an incredible team that includes Prof. Robert Marks, Drs. Winston Ewert, Brian Carlson, and James Barham, and Dave Tomar, Jenn Finley, and Dan Edelen. Our website helps parents and students find colleges that are a good fit. But more importantly, we strive to connect learners to leaders, which is why a large portion of our site is devoted to highlighting the works and lives of influential people.

We launched the current version of our website in August 2020, and as of the time of this writing in August 2021, our traffic, as measured by SEMrush, has grown to over 100,000 organic search visits per month. We monetize by generating leads for universities and college consultants and by licensing our proprietary ranking algorithm to other sites.


6. Your Lessons Now LLC ($1.2M/year)

Alexandra Exeter (from Louisville, CO, USA) started Your Lessons Now LLC over 3 years ago.

$100K / month
1 founders / 32 employees

Case Study

My name is Alexandra Exeter and I’m the CEO and owner of Your Lessons Now LLC.

Our company currently earns around 1.2 million dollars a year. Our growth rate has been both consistent and rapidly growing. We’ve acquired 52% more users since last year.


7. Closing Credits ($600K/year)

Buford Taylor (from London, UK) started Closing Credits about 2 years ago.

$50K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Why hello! I’m Buford Taylor, founder of Closing Credits, an education marketplace for creators.

It’s been around for 11 months and it has just crossed the $500k revenue mark.


9. Granite Education ($360K/year)

Grantly Neely (from Nashville, Tennessee, USA) started Granite Education ago.

$30K / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

My name is Grantly Neely and I am the founder of GRANITE®,an education technology, and learning center. I am a longtime ed-tech enthusiast, certified KORU mindfulness instructor, and certified Mindfulness-Based Educator™.

Thanks to a bootstrap funding approach, a virtually non-existent capital requirement, and almost immediate cash flow, Granite’s average revenue is $30K/month and I have been able to retain 100% equity in the business!


10. TechUnwreck ($1.44M/year)

Matt McCormick (from Chicago, IL) started TechUnwreck about 16 years ago.

$120K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

My name is Matt McCormick, and I started TechUnwreck. We do bulk iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, and Laptop repairs for schools & businesses through a unique mail-in solution. We’re a division of JCD Repair which I started in 2008, catering to retail customers needing an iPhone, other smartphones, or iPad fixed in about 30 minutes in person.

In 2021 we expect to do about 30,000 device repairs per year and $3 million in sales.


11. EntryLevel ($360K/year)

Ajay Prakash (from Sydney NSW, Australia) started EntryLevel over 2 years ago.

$30K / month
1 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

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