Wonder Workshop Raises $20M to Build Robots that Teach Kids to Code

Published by , August 1, 2016 12:55 am

(BizJournals) Wonder Workshop raised $20 million in funding on Thursday to build robots that teach children to code. WI Harper Group and Idea Bulb Ventures led the Series B round with participation from Learn Capital, Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture Group and TCL. The round included $12 million in equity financing and $8 million in debt, per the Wall Street Journal. The company has raised $39.5 million to date.
CEO Vikas Gupta co-founded the San Mateo-based Wonder Workshop in 2012 under the name Play-i. The company’s Dash and Dot robots and suite of apps teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to children as young as 6. The company’s robots are currently used by more than 4,000 schools across the U.S. and 3,000 internationally.

Tags: , , , , ,