Piper, a San Francisco, CA-based STEM education company, closed $7.6m Series A funding.
The round was led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Reach Capital and Stanford’s StartX fund, as well as new investor Charles Huang, the co-founder of Guitar Hero.
The company will use the funds to build an ecosystem of products for children of all ages to continually expand their STEM skills.
Led by Mark Pavlyukovskyy, co-founder and CEO, Piper provides a DIY computer kit, which allows kids to play an active role with technology, building and learning rather than mindlessly consuming content through problem-solving skills.
The kit is available via major retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys”R”Us and directly from the Piper website.