Creating the line to access kid-friendly resources, Brussels and Toronto-based edtech startup Pok Pok has raised $3 million in funding to expand its educational, play-based learning experiences. The seed round was led by Konvoy with participation from Initial Capital and other angel investors.
The capital raise will allow the women-founded startup to continue innovating across their Apple Design Award-winning preschool app Pok Pok Playroom to fuel its mission to help kids grow into empowered, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers.
In the next few months, Pok Pok will expand its set of digital toys with the release of multiple expansions and three new toys in the Playroom for kids.
Melissa Cash, co-founder and CEO of Pok Pok said: “We are set to redefine digital play for kids. The need for trusted, educational and creative digital experiences has never been stronger, especially with such widespread access to screen time among children. At Pok Pok, we truly believe that creativity is one of the most important things we can foster in our children, especially as the world moves towards automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Josh Chapman, managing partner at Konvoy added: “Pok Pok is an exceptional answer to the way young children interact with technology. When we learned about their team’s story, the incredibly unique product they have built, and their vision for the future, we were thrilled to lead their round and be part of their journey.”