Tynker, a Mountain View, CA-based creative computing platform to allow young people to learn how to code, raised $7.1m in Series A funding.
Backers included Krishna Bharat, Cervin Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Ground Ventures, Reach Capital, Relay Ventures, GSV Capital; New Enterprise Associates; Matt Cutts, Ben Gomes, John Katzman, Deborah Quazzo, and Richard Sarnoff.
The company intends to use the funds to new funding for product development and further expansion into schools and districts outside of the US and Canada.
Led by Krishna Vedati, Co-founder and CEO, Tynker provides a creative computing platform for children to develop computational thinking and programming skills via a visual programming language that enables them to build web and mobile apps, design RPG and platformer games, control robots, program drones, and modify Minecraft worlds.
Tynker is today used by more than 50,000 schools and 32 million students, spanning over 200 countries.