February 7, 2023
South Africa's Snaapify opens "teachers benefits" program

As the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa, Snapplify is at the forefront of edtech solutions on the continent, making digital learning easier for both people and institutions.

Snapplify is used every day in thousands of K-12, higher education, and adult education institutions to teach, learn, and consume educational information. One of the biggest digital projects in Africa is a project in the South African province of Gauteng that brings computers and online education to public schools. Snapplify is the digital content partner for this project.

Snapplify is a business that cares about helping people and making the world a better place through partnerships and creativity. Snapplify runs impact programs through the Snapplify Foundation and Teacha! It helps, inspires, and raises teachers. Snapplify’s technology is being used in several educational products to make it easier for teachers all over the world to talk to each other and work together.

Snapplify was made in South Africa, with an initial focus on that country’s growing digital content and education industries.

The company started in 2012 and now has offices in South Africa, Nairobi, London, Amsterdam, and New Jersey, as well as new markets in Africa and the United States.

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) has named Snapplify as one of its Companies to Inspire Africa twice (in 2017 and 2019), and HolonIQ has twice added Snapplify to its prestigious HolonIQ Africa Edtech 50 list (in 2020 and 2021). 

Snapplify was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Bett Award in the Innovator of the Year category. It has also won the Edtech Breakthrough Award in 2021 for Industry Leadership and the Reimagine Education Gold Award for the Africa Region twice (2020 and 2021).

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How it Works

Online & Offline Reading

The Snapplify Reader app is a great choice for both students and professors because it has features that are useful for school, like the ability to add notes, highlights, and bookmarks to a journal.

Students can look back at their test preparation journals to remind themselves of important ideas and notes. With cross-device note syncing, students can take their work from class to home without losing their notes or progress.

Students will never lose their books or notes because data is stored and copied in the cloud.

User Analytics

To find out more about how interested your students are in the course material, you should collect and analyze data about how and when they read and use ebooks.

Thereafter, you can use this helpful information to make changes to your school’s curriculum, annual budget, and teaching methods.

Remote & Blended Learning

Snapplify works with other top education platforms like Google, Microsoft, Blackboard, Moodle, and Sakai, so you can continue to teach online and help students work together.

Front-of-classroom With Promethean boards, your teachers can now make their classes more interesting and fun.

Hybrid Classroom

The ActivPanel Elements Series was made by teachers to make using technology in the classroom easier. The ActivPanel Elements Series is a group of small things that make a big difference. It helps teachers navigate Snapplify Engage more easily, improve interaction and connection, and get to teaching materials quickly.

Founders

Wesley Lynch

Wesley Lynch, CEO Snappify

Wesley is the CEO and founder of Snapplify which is a mobile solution that helps people make money by selling their content through branded mobile apps. This includes writers, musicians, publishers, merchants, and corporations.

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Wesley co-founded Angelhub, a company that tries to help start-ups and investors by providing mentoring and consulting services. He did this because he believes that businesses and industries can only grow when people worked together. Wesley is well equipped in both digital startups and venture capitalists and angel investors who want to back them when it comes to getting money.

Wesley was named one of “38 young South African digital entrepreneurs to watch” in the 2011 edition of the Old Mutual Entrepreneurs handbook. As well as being one of the top 10 candidates for ITWeb’s “IT Personality of the Year” award.

Investors & Funding Rounds

Knife Capital, Hlayisani Growth Fund

Michael Jordaan, a former CEO of First National Bank, the Harris family, and foreign investors all put money into AngelHub Ventures, which then puts money into Snapplify.

This year, VC firm Knife Capital and the Hlayisani Growth Fund of African investment manager Hlayisani Capital gave Snapplify a total of $2 million in new funding.

Main Competitors

Edmodo: This is a social learning platform that helps students all over the world get the information and community they need to do well in school.

TakeLessons: This is a place to learn and a community that supports learning and growth for life.

Knowledgehook: It is an IGS that helps math students and teachers through interactive tests.

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