Clearlake-backed Discovery Education picks up DoodleLearning

DoodleLearning is Discovery Education’s fourth acquisition since 2019.

  • Discovery Education’s purchase of DoodleLearning will increase the company’s UK presence
  • DoodleLearning complements Discovery Education’s digital services including the K-12 platform, Mystery Science, STEM Connect, and the Maths, Science, and Social Studies Techbooks
  • DoodleLearning produces personalised learning experiences for students

Clearlake Capital-backed Discovery Education has strengthened its UK presence by picking up DoodleLearning, a firm based in Bath.

DoodleLearning creates personalised learning experiences for students via four products supporting learning in maths and the English language. Its products have been used by over one million children in the UK and around the world. DoodleLearning complements Discovery Education’s digital services including the K-12 platform, Mystery Science, STEM Connect, and the Maths, Science, and Social Studies Techbooks.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Discovery Education is a worldwide educational platform. DoodleLearning is Discovery Education’s fourth acquisition since 2019, following the purchase of Mystery Science in October 2020, Spiral in July 2020 and Inspyro in August 2019.

“Discovery Education is dedicated to creating a best-in-class edtech ecosystem that supports our mission to prepare today’s students for future success,” said Discovery Education CEO Scott Kinney. “This acquisition is an important milestone in that effort, and we look forward to both partnering with the talented DoodleLearning team and scaling the reach of their innovative, adaptive Math and English Language Arts products.”

“The entire DoodleLearning team is excited to join Discovery Education’s efforts to build and scale a powerful edtech ecosystem of digital resources serving teachers and learners worldwide,” said Nicola Chilman, DoodleLearning CEO and co-founder. “Our team will naturally fit into Discovery Education’s mission-driven culture, and we look forward to working with our new colleagues on our joint mission to prepare today’s students for future success.”

Clearlake Capital is a Santa Monica, California-headquartered investment firm that was founded in 2006. It looks to invest primarily across the technology, industrial and consumer sectors and has over $72 billion in assets under management.