Sandbox & Co., a London, UK-based strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, acquired Fingerprint, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of digital content for kids and families.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
With the deal, Sandbox Kids has been formed to deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
Industry veteran Nancy MacIntyre will serve as CEO and will lead the newly created Sandbox Kids division, which will include existing Sandbox properties Hopster and Curious World alongside Fingerprint’s Kidomi. Nancy MacIntyre will drive the company’s mission to expand content that engages kids while also helping partners build, operate and market subscription services to reach families around the world.
Sandbox Kids combines Fingerprint’s content and subscription expertise with Sandbox’s portfolio of global brands and expedites the growth of its customer-base that already reaches more than 55 million families monthly.
Sandbox Kids will offer kid-safe, age-appropriate digital content to kids globally who have access to mobile devices. The Sandbox Kids suite of products grows with a child and includes:
- Hopster for ages 1-4,
- Curious World for ages 4-8, and
- Kidomi for ages 3-12.
In addition, the company will continue to produce original content through Hopster Studios. Collectively these products offer more than 8,000 videos, games, interactive books, songs, podcasts, and audio stories that are available globally in over 100 countries and 23 languages, with over 7 million app downloads and over 500,000 families playing every month.
Sandbox Kids products can be localized for any market and are optimized for any device or platform. The company has content partnerships with more than 200 creators in more than 60 countries and commercial partnerships with Amazon, Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon, TCL, Roku, Mondia Media, Vodafone and more.
Led by Bhav Singh, Founder & CEO, Sandbox & Co represents and strategically operates controlled and invested entities – a suite of 13 brands, aligned to three vertices; Sandbox Gaming, Sandbox Kids and Sandbox Learning. The brands include CoolMathGames, Poptropica, Code Kingdoms, Tinybop, Curious World, Hopster, Kidomi, Family Education, TeacherVision, Teachit, Fact Monster, InfoPlease and Funbrain.
Fingerprint was a global provider of digital content for kids and families, which licensed its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform ‘super app’ Kidomi™ to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide. The company has content partnerships with more than 200 developers in more than 60 countries and commercial partnerships with industry leading brands across the globe. Fingerprint was funded by Corus Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Trinity Capital Investment and GSV.