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Duck Duck Moose puts $7M in its stew pot

Ed-tech company Duck Duck Moose collected $7 million for its educational apps for children. The company designs and develops original apps that have met with impressive success amongst parents, children, and investors.

The interactive games incorporate creative visuals, stories, music, and expertise in child development to teach kids important early educational skills. The team consults with teachers and students to make sure the user experience is engaging and constructive.

There are options to suit every childhood inclination. Draw and Tell lets kids tell stories using digital crayons, paint brushes, colored pencils, and stickers. Projects can even be animated, with voice recordings added in. On Word Wagon, Mozzarella the mouse leads simple vocabulary games, while Blue Bear guides young ins through basic math on a playground. I was dangerously close to downloading Princess Fairy Tale Maker… for “my niece.”

Thus far, the company’s 14 paid apps have been downloaded 2.4 million times. The products have also won dozens of awards, including three additional Parents’ Choice Awards this month.

With this first round of investment, Duck Duck Moose will expand its team in order to add more apps into its library. The funding was led by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Stanford University.

Read the press release.