Mel Science, a London, UK-based science educational platform, secured $14m in Series B funding.
International investors include Mubadala Investment Company, Channel 4 Ventures and other entities from Europe and China.
The company intends to use the funds to develop its product offering and expand into new territories.
Led by Vassili Philippov, Founder and CEO, Mel Science aims to bring science to life through educational kits, combining hands-on experiments with interactive VR simulations and live lessons – created to help students learn in intuitive, engaging ways. Its products are designed for children aged 5 – 14 and are intended to be used either as an at-home teaching aid or by schools.
Since starting in 2015, the company has increased its range – adding a MEL Physics kit and a MEL Kids STEM kit, specially designed for children aged 5 – 10, to its original MEL Chemistry offering. All micro-science kits enable students to overcome the challenges of learning about science at home, with all the necessary tools to safely conduct the experiments provided. They can be supplemented with a range of free science videos and DIY articles published by the company, which have been viewed over a billion times and have helped grow an online community of more than 3 million followers.