Kids app developer Duck Duck Moose raises $7M series A
After operating (and apparently succeeding) as a bootstrapped venture for the last 4 years, developer of educational smartphone and tablet apps for kids Duck Duck Moos has raised a Series A investment of $7 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Stanford University.
Founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Michael Flexer and Caroline Wu Flexer along with designer Nicci Gabriel, Duck Duck Moose’s team consults with teachers and students in creating their apps, which use visuals, stories, and music to teach kids early educational skills, to make sure the finished products are both engaging and constructive. To date, the fruit of the company’s labor are 14 paid apps that have been downloaded over 2.4 million times.
Duck Duck Moose’s apps have also won dozens of awards from the likes of iLounge, the Children’s Technology Review, and 3 this month alone from Parents’Choice.
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