We power assessment excellence
Change happens quickly in the digital age. Behaviors change and expectations change—but for many, assessment has stood still.
As learning moves online, there is an ever-widening assessment excellence gap between forward-looking innovators who believe it is essential for modern learning and the rest.
The Learnosity Assessment Engine instantly plugs the assessment excellence gap for learning platforms by enabling faster product launches, breakthrough capabilities, on-demand scaling, and continuous innovation to keep pace with a rapidly evolving market.
Learnosity co-founders Gavin Cooney and Mark Lynch first met at an accessibility meet-up in Sydney back in 2004. Their shared passion and vision for equitable, inclusive learning formed the bedrock of Learnosity. Here’s how the story’s unfolded so far.
Learnosity.com initially registered as an e-learning consultancy, operating out of a garden shed (in true time-honored fashion!).
First office opens in Sydney. Watch founders video
We sign our first API customer with the launch of our Questions API, signaling a pivot to the SaaS business model we have to this day.
Author site launches, allowing non-coders to create Question types. By the end of the year, over 7,000 questions were created.
We open the doors to our Dublin office.
Our product offering expands, with 22 pre-built Question types, Reports and Data Author APIs as well as a new Math Scoring engine.
We extend our global presence with an office in New York, grow headcount to 50 employees.💪
Onwards and upwards as we hit 15 million learners and deliver half a billion questions by year end. Our new Support team launches to further advance our customer-first ethos.
We continue to scale up our impact, with content authors and teachers having created 10 million questions to date.
Battery Ventures invests in us, signifying an exciting new era of growth and expansion.
We expand our self-service SaaS ethos with the launch of Learnosity Console, giving customers total control over their data and analytics.
We expand into the Middle East, where a major project sees Learnosity set a world record in delivering digital assessments to 600,000 concurrent users.
A big year, as we scale to service 40+ million learners, as Covid-19 continues to disrupt just about everything.
We continue to grow, reaching new markets and doubling our headcount to 200 employees with the acquisition of the renowned full-service assessment platform Questionmark.
The Learnosity family
Two companies. One tech-enabled assessment powerhouse.
Welcoming end-to-end assessments provider Questionmark to the Learnosity fold in 2021 marked a defining moment in our company’s journey.
By bringing together two pioneering brands, teams, and product sets, we doubled down on our mission to advance learning worldwide through best-in-class technology.
Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequalled expertise. Its full-service online assessment tool and professional services help customers to improve their performance and meet their compliance requirements. The Questionmark solution enables organizations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.
CEO & Co-founder
As CEO and co-founder of Learnosity, Gav still talks about the company he helped build over a decade ago with an infectious zeal. It’s easy to see why: what began as a project in a garden shed (a cliché maybe, but 100% true!) has matured into an internationally renowned tech company with a 200-strong crew of problem-solvers. Since Gav believes that all social ills can be remedied through education, his modus operandi is pretty simple: give education the standard of technology it deserves.
In a nutshell
Big-hearted adventurer and big-picture thinker. Chatterbox. Perennial optimist.
Things he likes
Karaoke, drone piloting, live gigs … and karaoke.
CTO & Co-founder
It’s no coincidence that Learnosity started life shortly after the birth of Mark’s first child. Life-changing events like that tend to stir up some big questions. For Mark it was “Why isn’t technology living up to its promise in education?” So he decided to do something about it, marrying his love of well-designed software to his commitment to solving real problems for real people. As CTO and co-founder of Learnosity, he says that the most gratifying thing about our technology is it’s flexibility to let others do things even we haven’t thought of.
In a nutshell
Dad of two. Tech-geek. Thinker and tinkerer. Problem-solver. Pragmatist.
Things he likes
Mountain biking, making robots, teaching robotics, and LEGO.
What we believe and stand for
Education is a human right
We believe that education and learning opportunities should be equitable, inclusive, and accessible to all. Our mission is to advance education and learning worldwide with best-in-class technology.
Do the right thing
Fairness is the bedrock of our business. We’re open, honest, and take full responsibility.
We keep raising the bar by not shying away from tackling the biggest challenges.
Success is best shared
Great things happen when everyone pulls in the same direction. We win together by working together.