Empiribox Ltd., a UK-based science education provider, raised £2m in growth funding.
Social impact investor Nesta Impact Investments (NII), part of Nesta, and London-based investment manager, Downing LLP, led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Manish Miglani, Education Lead at Nesta Impact Investments, and Mike Kennedy, Portfolio Director at Downing LLP, joined the Empiribox Board.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to launch its new online platform and expand its reach.
Led by Richard McGrath, CEO, Empiribox is a science education provider which supplies resources for primary school teachers to teach practical science lessons. Subscribers are sent science equipment, lesson and assessment resources and professional development plans for teachers.
The new digital ‘Empiribox @ Home’ service will provide interactive videos, worksheets, quizzes and hands-on experiments allowing science education to take place from home. This new product will serve as an add-on to the existing subscription service and as a stand-alone service that will be free for use by registered users during the Summer Term.