Turkish EdTech Startup Uppy Gains Global Recognition

The startup’s reach extends beyond the Turkish border. It is capable of speaking Turkish, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Turkish EdTech Startup Uppy Gains Global Recognition

Uppy, a Turkish education technology startup known for its significant impact potential, has been designated one of the top startups in the world in its industry, further solidifying its position as a trailblazer in the “ed tech” space.

This week, the business achieved a key milestone in the field of education technology when it was named the “Second Best Ed Tech Startup” at the G-20 Digital Innovation Alliance (DIA) Summit in Bangalore, India, which brought together 120 companies from 20 different nations.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, India’s minister of communication and information technology, accepted the award on behalf of Prime Minister Modi after the international jury’s unanimous vote and extended it to Uppy.

Uppy actively worked on an unmatched fusion of technology innovation with a scientifically based instructional paradigm for the five years prior to this distinction.

Uppy, the ed tech startup attended the G-20 India conference at the invitation of the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology, contributing to the assembly of the top 20 economies in the world.

One of the most prestigious international prizes in the history of Turkish startups was given to its initiative, which triumphed as a beacon of success in the world of entrepreneurship.

With contributions from well-known individuals like Ali Sabanc, Ali Koç, and Nevzat Aydn as well as top Turkish venture capitalists, Uppy’s newest fundraising round saw its valuation increase to $45 million. This most recent honor strengthened Uppy’s status as it grows.

The startup’s reach extends beyond the Turkish border. It is capable of speaking Turkish, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. The firm is set to launch in nations including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area as part of its worldwide growth in the last quarter of 2023.

Uppy’s status as a top app protecting kids between the ages of 2 and 6 from the possible dangers of the internet world makes clear how innovative it is. To give young learners a safe and interesting digital experience, the Uppy platform incorporates a number of apps, including games, books, cartoons, YouTube videos, music, and meditation.

With its 5,000-word dictionary, kids may learn new words while still developing their brains. Uppy addresses digital issues and has a potential audience of 700 million households.

Uppy, founded by Ayşe Şule Bilgiç, has emphasized the importance of limiting children’s exposure to screens and smart devices from an early age. Bilgiç believes that banning screens is not a solution, as children will navigate the digital world as they grow.

Instead, Uppy recommends controlled screen usage with beneficial content, a concept developed after five years of rigorous scientific research. Uppy allows children to enjoy screens while maximizing their educational potential.

Uppy partner and CEO Brahim Coşkuner emphasized the startup’s enormous success in Turkish business history.

“At Uppy, we created the iOS and Android platforms for kids. We’ve created a mechanism that prevents parents from investing money in unrestricted and useless apps, according to Coşkuner.

We study a child’s behavior using our in-house developed artificial intelligence, and then we offer reports and recommendations to help their growth. The youngster is absorbed and unable to quit the app once Uppy and its child-lock mode are activated, which is maybe the feature that parents appreciate the most, he continued.