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HopSkipDrive Collects $25M in Series C

– HopSkipDrive from San Francisco, a youth transportation solution, announced today that it raised $25M in Series C funding.
Energy Impact Partners, Keyframe Capital, FirstMark Capital, and 1776 Ventures participated in this round.
– HopSkipDrive currently operates in 16 major markets in nine states, contracting with 300+ schools, districts and government agencies.

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Novakid’s investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English

– Novakid, a San Francisco-based edtech startup, raised $35m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Owl Ventures and joined by Goodwater Capital, and existing investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to get more students into its universe of tools, as well as help Novakid expand into international markets with high populations of speakers who want to learn English.

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Lingokids Raises USD$40M in Funding

– Lingokids from Madrid is a provider of an early learning platform.
– Series C $40m round brings company valuation to $100m.
– The round was led by an undisclosed investor, with participation from GP Bullhound and existing investors HV Capital and Ravensburger, among others.
– The new investment will be used for further international expansion, development of new and engaging forms of content for kids, as well as global hiring, especially for the platform engineering and development teams.

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Audio Platform For Kids Yoto Raises $17 Million

– Yoto is an audio platform for kids.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, and MPL Ventures.
– Yoto Player is inspired by Montessori principles and is designed to safely give children full control over their listening with access to entertaining audio.

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Children Health Care North America

Brave Care raises $10M to expand its primary and urgent care clinics for kids, grow remote services

– Portland, Oregon-based pediatric health startup Brave Care raised $10m Series A funding.
– The round was led by Y Combinator and joined by other investors.
– The company offers around-the-clock remote care through an app and via phone lines staffed with pediatric nurses.
– It has one mobile healthcare unit with plans to add mobile units in Texas and North Carolina.

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Children Mobile Mobile Apps North America

Gabb Wireless Raises $14M Series A Funding Led by Sandlot Partners, Taysom Hill

– Gabb Wireless has closed a $14m Series A round of funding.
– The round was led by Sandlot Partners and New Orleans Saints quarterback, Taysom Hill.
– Gabb is on a mission to provide kids a safe first phone with no internet, social media or games — protecting them against internet dangers, inappropriate content and screen-time addiction.
– Gabb will use the proceeds from the Series A financing to accelerate efforts to provide safe phones for kids and expand its product lines, increasing Gabb’s total addressable market with these safe alternatives for parents of kids ages five to 15.

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Children Education North America Therapeutics

Revibe Technologies, Maker of a Wearable Device Being Developed for ADHD and Autism, Secures Over $3 Million in Funding, Appoints CEO as Company Enters New Growth Phase

– Revibe has raised over $3m from Carolina Angel Network and other investors.
– Revibe is the maker of a wearable device being developed for ADHD and Autism.
– The device is the Revibe Connect smartwatch.
– The smartwatch uses an algorithm controlled by artificial intelligence to send vibration signals to the wearer reminding them to stay focused and achieve their best work independently.
– Revibe has been adopted by multiple school systems across the United States, including New York City, Denver, and Wake County, NC.

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Children E-Commerce Fashion Marketplace North America

Newly funded Maisonette is becoming a go-to brand for fashion-conscious families; here’s how

– Maisonette, a four-year-old, New York-based company, has aimed from the outset to become a one-stop curated shop for everything a family might need for their young children.
– That plan appears to be working. Today, the company — which launched with preppy young children’s apparel and has steadily built out categories that include home décor, home furniture, toys, gear and accessories — says it doubled its number of customers last year and tripled its revenue.
– Though the company keeps its sales numbers private, its growth is interesting, particularly given the unabated growth of Amazon, which became the nation’s leading apparel retailer somewhere around the end of 2018.

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Children Content North America Parenting Publishing

Subscription Book Club Company Literati Raises $40 Million

– Literati is a subscription book club company.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Aydin Senkut of Felicis with additional funding from Dick Costolo and Adam Bain of 01 Advisors, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Shasta Ventures, Silverton Partners, and Springdale Ventures.
Stephen Curry also joined in the round.

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