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Swiss edtech Avallain acquires AI toolset TeacherMatic

Swiss edtech Avallain acquires AI toolset TeacherMatic

Swiss edtech company Avallain today announced it has acquired the generative AI toolset TeacherMatic

Avallain’s products enable publishers to use generative AI to meet educational, legal, and commercial requirements. Current clients can leverage new tools to automate parts of the editorial workflow while leaving editors and learning designers firmly in control of the process.

Over the last year, UK startup TeacherMatic has developed and organised AI toolsets to support educators globally, from lesson plans and flashcards to schemes of work and multiple-choice quizzes — alignable to curricula — at the click of a few buttons. 

The partnership forms the basis for a leading-edge and ethical application of generative AI for education.

Ursula Suter, Co-Founder and Executive Chairwoman at Avallain, says:

“We see this joining of forces with TeacherMatic as a crucial step to counter the main risks from generative AI while also benefiting educators and education, in general, in a manner that will cater to high-quality educational publishing and learning outcomes. 

For many years, we have delivered grounded and considered educational innovation. We will continue to do that and more with TeacherMatic. Our product suite achieves high-quality education and commercial viability, with success for all parties involved.”

Peter Kilcoyne, MD at TeacherMatic, comments:

 “TeacherMatic was formed by a group of lifelong educators to make generative AI available and accessible to all teaching staff to help reduce workloads and improve creativity.

We are delighted to have been acquired by Avalllain, whose expertise and experience in education and technology will greatly enhance our future developments, improve TeacherMatic as a platform, and engage with new markets worldwide.

We see the ethical, technical, and educational principles that drive both Avallain and TeacherMatic, which make this a partnership that will benefit both organisations, our customers, and all teachers and students in organisations we support.”

The acquisition’s exact purchase price and other financial and logistical details have not been made public.

Avallain also officially announced the Avallain Lab, providing research and rigour around product development for partners covering everything from learner analytics and accessibility to ethical AI applicability for learners.

 The Lab will support current partners and operate commercially in partnership with other institutions exploring innovation in educational contexts. It welcomes global collaborators.

Lead image: Ignatz Heinz (President and co-founder), Ursula Suter (Executive Chairwoman and co-founder), Alexis Walter (MD), Monika Morawska (COO), Rahim Hirji (Executive VP). Image: © Mario Baronchelli.