Kukua, a London, UK- and Naroibi, Kenya-based edtech startup, raised €2.2m in funding.
The round was led by EchoVC, with participation from firstminute capital, Burda Principal Investments, Kima Ventures, and angels including Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to develop its educational products and upcoming TV series, as well as expand distribution with strategic partners across Africa and the African diaspora.
Led by founder and CEO Lucrezia Bisignani, Kukua aims to empower 250M illiterate children to learn how to read, write and do maths through mobile gaming.
To this end, the company offers Sema Run, an app to learn letter sounds, which will be followed by Sema Trace to learn to write letters, Sema Catch to learn math and Sema Launch to learn new words.
Kukua is part of the Founder’s Factory edtech accelerator program.