VersaMe, a Palo Alto, CA-based company building education wearable devices for kids, closed a $2.5M seed round of funding.
Backers included Learn Capital, Stanford-StartX fund, and the family offices of Vincent Viola, Doug Cifu and Richard Dai.
Co-founded by brothers Chris and Jon Boggiano and Nicki Boyd, VersaMe has also announced the release of its flagship product, the Starling, an education wearable for children ages 0-4, wwhich tracks words spoken and heard by a child during the formative stages of development to increase verbal engagement.
The Starling syncs with a cell phone app and offers activities, encouragement, and prompts to help motivate parents.
It is possible to pre-order the device at $149 (shipping in April 2016) at http://www.versame.com/getstarling.