CodeMonkey, a Brooklyn, NY- and Tel-Aviv, Israel-based educational games company, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by J21 Corporation with participation from Invictus Capital, Education VC Fund and Edulab.
The company intends to use the funds to grow the team with a focus on R&D, sales and marketing and expand operations.
The startup has developed a game-based learning platform for teaching children code.
Led by Jonathan Schor, CEO, Yishai Pinchover, COO, and Ido Schor, CTO, CodeMonkey has developed an online game that teaches programming in a language called CoffeeScript. In the game, suitable for children from the age of 9 and up, users control a monkey and help him catch bananas by writing lines of code.
CodeMonkey is completely web based and does not require people to install anything.