2U, INC. Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
For more than a decade, 2U, a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. 2U build, deliver, and support more than 435 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with its partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 245,000 students and lifelong learners.
2U, INC. Recent Developments
In the summer of 2019, 2U partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), to deliver 2U's first online undergraduate degree program: a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics. This partnership marks 2U's entry into the global undergraduate degree market.
2U, INC. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In June 2018, 2U acquired CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content, including documents, images, videos, presentations, and audio files, to be annotated in real-time.
2U, INC. Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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2U, INC. Overview
Ownership: - TWOU: Nasdaq
Number of Employees: 3749
Functional Markets: ERP Services and Operations Management,
Key Verticals: Higher Education,
2U, INC. Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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2U, INC. Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of 2U, INC. Customers: 31
No. of 2U, INC. Enterprise Applications Customers: 31
No. of 2U, INC. Cloud Customers: 31
No. of 2U, INC. Cloud Subscribers: 200000
As of December 31, 2019, 2U had 31 university clients with 127 offerings in 26 academic disciplines. 2U build, deliver, and support more than 400 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, professional certificates, boot camps, and short courses, across the career curriculum continuum. Together with its university clients, 2U have positively transformed the lives of more than 200,000 students. For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, 15% and 21%, respectively, of our consolidated revenue was derived from 2U programs with University of Southern California, or USC, including its two longest running programs, launched in 2009 and 2010. 2U programs with Simmons University accounted for 8% and 13% of our consolidated revenue for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, while 2U programs with Syracuse University accounted for 8% and 10% of our consolidated revenue for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
2U, INC. Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
2U is revolutionizing higher education by collaborating with leading universities to take their degrees online. To support collaboration and learning, the company’s technology platform has to be able to cache data that grows exponentially as students communicate with instructors and with each other. 2U designed its technology and technology-enabled services to use data processing, storage capabilities and other services provided by AWS. Currently, 2U online learning platform and certain of its front-end and back-end technology and services are run on AWS. Given this, along with the fact that 2U cannot easily switch its AWS operations to another cloud provider, any disruption of, or interference with its use of, AWS would impact 2U operations.
In July 2017, 2U acquired GetSmarter (incorporated as Get Educated International Proprietary Limited), a leader in collaborating with universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals. GetSmarter powers engaging online short courses in partnership with some of the world’s most renowned higher education institutions, including the University of Cambridge; the London School of Economics; Harvard University’s strategic online learning initiative, HarvardX; the University of Chicago; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Africa’s top three universities: University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand and University of Stellenbosch Business School.
2U, INC. Risks and Challenges
Because 2U shares revenues with its client universities, the model can only work by ensuring a maximum number of enrolled students as well as their course completion rates. Given the limited history of 2U, neither factor has been fully tested in a volatile online education marketplace that has seen its share of casualty. Some for-profit online universities have been hurt by threats of government withdrawal of funding by cutting back on student loans made available for such classes. Corinthian Colleges ended up filing for bankruptcy in May 2015. 2U does not fall into that category, but its heavy dependence on a handful of marquee universities carries certain risks as well.
2U, INC. Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
2U now has 8 offices across 3 continents and a global portfolio of 33 university partners offering over 50 graduate programs and over 80 short courses.
Among its partners are American University, Baylor University, Emerson College, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Northwestern Univerity, University of Oxford and many others.
2U, INC. Cloud Infrastructure Insights
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