JumpStart Closes Financing Round

JumpStart (formerly known as Knowledge Adventure), a Torrance, California-based developer of online and mobile learning games for kids, has closed a new round of financing.

The amount was not disclosed.

Backers include Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners and other investors.

In addition to the funding, the company has also launched new online and mobile games inspired by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) marquee film franchise Madagascar:
– Madagascar Online™, a virtual world that catapults kids into Madagascar-themed fun-filled learning quests and adventures.
– Madagascar Preschool Surf ‘n Slide™, a themed learning game.

Launched in 2009 and led by David Lord, President and CEO, JumpStart offers both casual and immersive children’s-focused gaming for mobile and stationary platforms on smartphone, tablet, console and traditional web-based browser interfaces. In addition to the free content on www.JumpStart.com, parents can upgrade to a membership to access additional learning games and adventures.
The company is also working on developing a new gaming franchise inspired by How to Train Your Dragon.

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