Epic!, a Redwood City, CA-based digital brand for kids, raised $8m in Series C funding.
The round was led by Reach Capital with participation from TransLink Capital, Rakuten Ventures, Menlo Ventures, WI Harper, Brighteye Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.
The company, which has raised a total of $21.4m in three rounds, will use the funds to accelerate growth, expand its team and build out its platform in both the home and in schools.
Launched in January 2014 by Suren Markosian, CEO, Epic! provides a subscription service that enables kids to get unlimited access to more than 25,000 curated books and videos covering thousands of topics, picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, “read to me” books, learning videos, and teacher-created quizzes and reading lists.
Launched in 2015, Epic! for Educators is a platform that brings free access to elementary school teachers and school librarians to support student learning across a wide variety of subjects, from reading and literacy, to history, geography, the arts, science and math. Additionally, teachers have created hundreds of thousands of shareable reading lists and quizzes based on content on Epic!’s platform.
The company partners with 250 publishers and video providers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Sesame Workshop, National Geographic Kids and Smithsonian Enterprises to bring a selection of educational content to kids in the U.S. and around the world.