Organization Name: Vi-Da Tec

Focus Area: Growing Learners
Region: Latin America
Sector: For Profit
Investment Year: 2017
Vi-Da Tec is one of the most innovative companies in digital content in Latin America. They work to enrich the quality of education, democratize the access to books for millions of people and stimulate reading through different non-traditional formats. Among VI-DA Group products are BIDI, which offers library services to companies, universities and governments, Leamos, a digital book subscription platform, and TICMAS, an educational platform that aims to provide support to teachers and students to foster digital inclusion, soft skills development and project-based learning in addition to a variety of educational curricula across multiple disciplines.

Why We Invested

Ninety percent of Latin America is covered by mobile broadband yet only half that population is connected and online; the other half are restricted by a lack of locally-relevant content, digital skills, and cost. Furthermore, 46% of 15-year-olds in Latin America do not meet minimum standards of literacy and text comprehension. By partnering with publishers, Vi-Da Tec is bringing critical Spanish-language digital content into schools at a fraction of the cost of new content or physical books. Their learning tools will help teachers access high quality instructional resources, assess current literacy levels, and personalize interventions to individual learner needs.

Technology applied to content may be a powerful tool to develop critical thinking, communication and creativity but the real achievement is to reach the highest number of people.
Viviana Zocco, CEO, Vi-Da Tec