MarcoPolo Learning, a UK-based edtech firm, is now seeking £1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2012, MarcoPolo Learning describes itself as a rapidly growing online children’s educational technology and media company.
The company reported that its products, which are for early learning to children aged 3-7, make learning fun, exciting and inspiring for young children by letting the world be their classroom. MarcoPolo Learning offers literacy and maths within a PhD-designed comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) curriculum.
“MarcoPolo Learning offers literacy and maths within a PhD-designed comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) curriculum. The company uses a unique mixed media approach for its content that marries real world video footage with animated characters and curriculum. So far, the company has had approximately 7 million downloads, and their apps have reached #1 in nearly 100 countries, winning numerous awards.”
Justin Hsu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at MarcoPolo Learning, stated:
“Ongoing development in technology will have a lasting effect on the future of our children. Combining STEAM learning with the development of life skills such as creativity, flexible thinking and problem-solving will be crucial in preparing and educating the next generation. We built MarcoPolo to provide this whilst countering the onslaught of “junk-food media” by building world-class, educator designed learning products and a trusted brand for the next generation of children. We are excited to invite both our community and Seedrs investors to be a part of this journey and to contribute to advancements in education for children worldwide”.
MarcoPolo reported that it is backed by a number of influential investors from around the world, such as Boat Rocker Media, Horizon Ventures, and Seedcamp. It has also raised more than $10 million to date. The company plans to use the funds from the Seedrs campaign to continue developing its educational products and continue its global expansion, helping to educate millions of young children across the globe. Reshma Sohoni, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Seedcamp, added:
“We’ve been really impressed with the MarcoPolo Learning team since our initial investment and we see a real demand in the market for their product as evidenced by the strong take-up already. We are delighted to support MarcoPolo Learning and the vision the team has of bringing the best education to children across the globe.”
Since its launch, MarcoPolo Learning’s campaign has successfully secured more than £460,000 from nearly 20 investors. The round is set to close later this summer.
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