Entrepreneur and change-maker in education.
"We just want to help make education great".
I’m Mark Woodland, an Australian entrepreneur and change-maker in education.
I’m the founder of Xplor, a globally-recognised company and top education startup innovating software that’s sole purpose is to make education better. We help educators get back to doing what they do best.Sign up to my newsletter
My journey so far - building Xplor
Well over a decade ago I was in the Australian Army, eventually finding myself in the Psychology Corps. I worked with soldiers returning from deployment and spent time training new recruits at the Army Logistics Training Centre.
Then, in 2010, my mum opened a childcare centre – her lifelong dream. But, in reality the juggle between running the business and educating the children was relentless. Her dream was crumbling, and so I left the army to help.
Today, Xplor has more than 160 employees around the world and makes products used by millions. We are one of the most loved technology brands in early education. For me personally, even after more than a decade in the field, I’m still hell-bent on innovating ways to improve. We cannot underestimate the importance of great education, and we cannot undervalue those who deliver it. These motivations are what make Xplor one of the leading education startups, globally.