CodeCombat, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for kids to learn computer science (CS), closed a $2M seed round of funding.
Backers included Third Kind Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Allen & Company.
The company intends to use the funds to finalize its new classroom offering, which has just launched after beta testing by more than 25,000 students in grades 3-12.
Led by Co-Founder Nick Winter, CodeCombat provides schools with a CS learning tool that allows students to type real code from day one and enables teachers without any CS background to teach a course on coding. The CodeCombat curriculum is designed to cover programming skills including not only middle- and high-school state standards, but also the AP CS exam and elite programs such as a Stanford undergraduate computer science course.