Investors include Alexa Fund, Wavemaker Partners, Unlock Venture Partners, VoicePunch, and Amazon, Apple, Disney, and Microsoft technology industry veterans.
The new funding will help Bamboo Learning to hire software engineers and content producers to accelerate the development of new applications.
“Bamboo Learning is a true innovator in the development of entertaining Alexa educational skills such as Bamboo Luminaries, which has just come out today,” said Paul Bernard, Director of the Amazon Alexa Fund. “They work with speed and precision and, given all they’ve already achieved, we’re excited about the products that Bamboo Learning will continue to develop, build and share with customers. “That’s right.
“The education and entertainment products of Bamboo Learning are available on more than 100 million Alexa devices worldwide. With Bamboo Math, Bamboo Books, Bamboo Music, and now Bamboo Luminaries, anyone can start learning and playing with the power of their voice,” said Ian Freed, co-founder and CEO of Bamboo Learning. Formerly, Freed oversaw Kindle and Echo businesses for Amazon
The latest company application, Bamboo® Luminaries, has also been announced today. Bamboo Luminaries let Alexa device owners and their families in more than 80 countries learn about a diverse set of historical figures, including writers, scientists, musicians, social justice activists, artists, and more. Bamboo Luminaries is available to users of Alexa by saying, “Alexa, open Bamboo Luminaries” to any Alexa device or by visiting the Bamboo Learning website at www. Bambooearning Come on,
In just over a year since its founding in 2018, Bamboo Learning has already been recognized in the voice technology industry, with Bamboo Math being awarded Best Multimodal Experience at the 2019 Voice Summit and Bamboo Books ranked number one in Leah Nieman’s 20 Education Uses List for Alexa.
Bamboo Learning currently has five educational voice applications (or Alexa skills) for education, including Bamboo® Math, Bamboo® Books, Bamboo® Music, Bamboo Storybook and Bamboo Luminaries. All five applications are available free of charge at the Amazon Alexa Skills Store at www. Bambooearning Com/Bamboo Skills
In addition, Bamboo Luminaries, Bamboo Math and Bamboo Storybooks are available in more than 80 countries, including India and the U. K, K Most of Europe, as well as Canada and Australia
About Learning Bamboo
Headquartered in Seattle, Bamboo Learning is an award-winning leader in voice-based education with a mission to bring engaging, high-quality learning experiences to customers around the world. Bamboo Learning develops skills for Alexa that allow families, adolescents and adults to have fun learning and practicing diverse subjects while listening, watching images and using their voices. Bamboo skills, including Bamboo Luminaries, Bamboo Books, Bamboo Math, Bamboo Music, and Bamboo Highlights Storybooks, offer a range of challenging and engaging exercises to help clients master different levels of subjects. Customers can sign up for a Bamboo Grove account to track their progress in Bamboo Learning Alexa skills.
The co-founders of Bamboo are Ian Freed, CEO, and Irina Fine, COO and SVP of Content. Ian Freed is a thirty-year veteran of the technology industry, including twelve years at Amazon, who served as vice president of Amazon devices, where he led both Amazon Echo and Amazon Kindle businesses, and served as technical advisor to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Irina Fine is a thirty-year veteran of curriculum development and teaching, working in the public and private education sectors in New York, Washington DC, London, and Moscow after receiving her M. Ed, Ed in Curriculum Development and a degree in Piano Performance and Music Education. Find out more at: www Bambooearning Come on,
About Wavemaker Partner
Wavemaker Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm founded in 2003 and headquartered in Los Angeles and Singapore. The firm has over $335 million in assets under management, has invested in over 300 portfolio companies and consistently delivered top-quality returns to its investors.
Unlock Venture Partners
Unlock Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investment in Seattle and Los Angeles. Specific areas of focus include digital media, SaaS, fintech and video, with particular emphasis on the use of ML, AI and data by potential portfolio companies.
About the voice point Uh, VC
VoicePunch provides venture capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs empowering a voice-based future. Founded in early 2019, the company is investing in companies creating key solutions for migration to a voice-enabled world. VoicePunch is based in Santa Monica, California.
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