Backers in the funding, raised between last fall and this past spring, included Mission Ventures, Maveron and Emergence Capital. They joined existing investor Scholastic Corporation.
In August 2011, the company launched ZUI.com, a search and exploration engine for kids ranging from 3 to 12 years of age, which delivers a graphical collage of websites, YouTube videos, games, images and suggested related search terms. All content is powered by a proprietary library of over 5 million parent and teacher approved websites, videos, and images.
ZUI.com delivers over 9000 kids-topics available online through any Web-based browser as well as Apple or Android mobile devices.
KidZui was founded in 2006 by CEO Cliff Boro and CFO and COO Thomas Broadhead. The management team also includes CTO William von Reis and Vice President Business Development Ryan Bettencourt.