2014 Technology_Disruption_Forum_Quipper

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Topic: Challenges of Building a Global Education Platform
Speaker: Masayuki Watanabe, Founder & CEO, Quipper

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2014 Technology_Disruption_Forum_Quipper

  1. 1. Challenges of Building a Global Education Platform Masayuki Watanabe CEO, Quipper
  2. 2. Edtech is…..Challenging… Confidential © Quipper, 2014 2
  3. 3. Me ■ McKinsey (1997-1999) ■ DeNA (1999-2010) ■ Quipper (2010-Present) Confidential © Quipper, 2014 3
  4. 4. My Vision “Distributors of Wisdom”Confidential © Quipper, 2014 4
  5. 5. Quipper • Founded in London in Dec 2010 • 60 members based in London, Tokyo, Manila • Total of 9M leaners, 300K questions created, 250M questions answered • Raised $10+M in total from London-based Atomico, Japan-based Globis Capital Partners, 500startups and a Japanese education giant, Benesse Confidential © Quipper, 2014 5
  6. 6. Quipper Platform • Multi OS (iOS, Android, HTML5)/Device • Multi Language • UI/UX Adaption • Store/Payment • Social/Gamification • Community • Class support/assignment • Stats/Cockpit • User DB/management • Assess/certificate (2) Platform for learning (1) Platform to create learning content 3) Q-Link (Assessment) (3) Platform for admin/ educators to monitor and assess • Content Creation • Collaboration • Peer review • Bulk Upload • Stats 2) Q-Learn (Learning) 1) Q-Create (Creation) Confidential © Quipper, 2014 6
  7. 7. Two Challenges 1. Comparative attitudes of the ed-tech industry and the teaching profession 2. Difficulty of getting the service right Confidential © Quipper, 2014 7
  8. 8. Three Lessons 1. Balance 2. Experimentation is key 3. Technology doesn’t matter Confidential © Quipper, 2014 8
  9. 9. [ VIDEO ] Confidential © Quipper, 2014 9
  10. 10. Quipper School Confidential © Quipper, 2014 10
  11. 11. For Your Smile Confidential © Quipper, 2014 11
  12. 12. Thank you

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