Who we are

Helping make education better

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A change for education

When Learnosity’s co-founders Gavin and Mark first started working together, one of them had just had his first child, and the other had just ended a short stint as a lecturer. Both felt that education wasn’t leveraging technology’s true promise.

So they decided to do something about it by solving some of the learning industry’s toughest problems.

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From humble beginnings

Originally operating out of Gavin’s parents’ garden shed in rural Ireland, their vision for Learnosity was to raise the bar for education globally. For them, the best way to do this and directly impact the most students was to empower educational companies with the ability to create and deliver powerful, interactive assessments.

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Growing to new heights

Before long, they had attracted teams of like-minded tech heads and self-professed geeks across offices in Sydney, Dublin, New York, and LA.

And we believe the story’s just getting started.

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Our mission

Make a difference by providing the cutting-edge technology that education deserves.

Our mission

Learning removes limits. Make a difference by providing the cutting-edge technology that education deserves.

Our values

The principles behind our actions.

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Always be sound

In Ireland, being “sound” means that you do more than what’s asked of you, you’re easy to get along with, and above all else, that you’re honest and trustworthy.

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Take education seriously, not ourselves

We’re a mission-driven company that believes in what we do. We want to have a positive impact on people’s lives by improving learning for everyone. And have fun along the way.

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Earn trust through transparency

We make all our product documentation and demos publicly available, give customers full control and access to their data and have created a Partner Network to promote cross-industry collaboration.

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Never stop innovating

We’re relentless in our search to find new ways of improving how learners learn. We nurture inspiration, practice iteration, and produce innovation. Those “a-ha” moments are what we live for.


Be big on the little things

Many try to be good at all things; we work hard to be great at one – assessment. That’s why we’re maniacal about the minutiae. Our software outperforms its good first impression and over-delivers on its promise.

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Make accessibility a priority

Education is a general right, but learning is a personal activity. We’ve designed Learnosity to be as inclusive as possible, making our features accessible to learners no matter who they are.

Meet the founders

Meet our business team

Gavin Cooney

Having taught at third-level himself, Gavin knows first hand just how difficult it is to keep students engaged and on track. Convinced that the rate of innovation in educational technology lags well behind that of other industries, he is passionate about making teachers’ lives easier by bringing innovation and best web practices to the education world.

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Gavin Cooney
Co-Founder and CEO
Mark Lynch

Mark is an engineer and an innate problem-solver with a love of learning new things. He has over a decade of experience in the field of e-Assessment and is responsible for the technical inception and development of Learnosity’s market leading solutions.

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Mark Lynch
Co-Founder and CTO
Conor Sheahan

Conor is a well known business leader in both Ireland and the USA. His core specialities include business expansion and strategic operations. He joined the Learnosity team in 2010 and brings a unique and invaluable mix of skills and strengths to the senior team at Learnosity.

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Conor Sheahan
Non-Executive Chairman
Ben Powell
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships
Jim Ruddy
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Ben Dawe
Vice President, Business Development
Dok Ó Caoimh
Head of Business Development
Steven Krum
Vice President, Business Development

From our clients

It's what they say that counts.

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Increased speed to market

They gave us the ability to start right out of gate and incorporate everything we needed to incorporate advanced digital assessments into our learning platform quickly. Without Learnosity we would have required substantial investment, likely spending many years trying to transform or build our own version.

Eric Swanson VP of Strategy, Content and Product Management
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We couldn't be happier

They’re insanely responsive on the support side - we couldn't be happier.

Learnosity is truly my favorite of all companies we work with and it’s because of all the fine folks that work so hard to make such a great product and offer such incredible service!

Jason Klins IT Project Manager
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Highly superior experience

Learnosity have been a great company to work with and very responsive to working with us to enhance the functionality and learner outcomes. I would highly recommend working with them as I believe their approach has given us huge flexibility in how we build our product and has produced a highly superior experience for the learner and a much richer experience from a teaching and learning perspective.

Melinda Tuckfield Director Product Development