Tinkergarten, a Northampton, MA-based outdoor play-based learning platform dedicated to elevating childhood, raised $21M in funding.
WndrCo, a holding company that invests in, acquires, develops, and operates consumer technology businesses for the long term, made the investment. In conjunction with the funding, WndrCo partners Ann Daly, Anthony Saleh, and Andrew Chang will join Tinkergarten’s board.
The company intends to use the funds to scale the offerings for long-term growth, with an immediate focus on launching in more cities and to further develop the platform as a global brand in early education.
Founded in 2012 by Meghan and Brian Fitzgerald, Tinkergarten provides a technology platform that enables families to connect with certified, local teachers who bring the curriculum’s play-based lessons to life in natural learning environments. The company’s lessons are engineered to allow kids too develop a range of essential physical, cognitive and social-emotional skills, become ready to learn and for anything.
The programs are offered in all 50 U.S. states, via a tech-enabled network of nearly 2,000 leaders trained to deliver learning experiences to families with kids ages six months to eight years.