(ZDNet) — Wonder Workshop has released Wonder, a new app that aims to introduce a robotics coding language for kids that “turns computer science into every day child’s play.” The app released a May announcement that Wonder Workshop raised $6.9 million from new investor WI Harper Group and several existing investors, including Madrona Venture Group, and Maven Ventures. That investment brought total funding to around $16 million, and Wonder Workshop said it would use the cash to continue expanding into new markets.
Wonder Workshop is seeking to create a new product category. In order to survive and build exposure, it’s vital that it brings credibility to claims that its robots provide significant educational benefits. Wonder Workshop has been particularly successful, positioning its Dash & Dot programmable robot system for kids as a tool for early STEM education, a focal point in recent conversations about curriculum development and national competitiveness.Tags: Madrona Venture Group, Maven Ventures, robotics, STEM, Wonder Workshop