Slate Science, a New York-based educational technology company offering STEM education products for tablets, raised $1.1m in angel funding.
Backers included Leon Kamevev, Benny Schnaider, Roni Einav and Dr. Ron Rymon.
The company intends to use the capital to continue to expand its product innovation, marketing and operational efforts.
Co-founded by educational veterans including Prof. Shimon Schocken, Slate Science developed a proprietary technology and a methodology for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Its just launched first product – SlateMath K-1 – allows children to playfully and intuitively acquire seven kindergarten and first grade math fundamentals: Counting, Writing Digits, Addition, Comparison and Order, Parity, Patterns, and Problem Solving. These topics are learned through a progression of 30 engaging activities, each designed to endow a well-defined mathematical concept, skill, or insight.
The SlateMath series was designed for tablets, cloud computing, and standardized curricula. The product is downloadable on the Apple Store.
The company has R&D facilities in Israel.