Kira Learning, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a solution for K-12 schools and districts to offer standards-aligned AI and computer science courses, raised $6m in seed funding.
The round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and AI Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by Andrea Pasinetti, Founder and CEO, Kira Learning provides a solutionfor K-12 schools and districts seeking standards-aligned computer science courses for all learners. Its first micro-course – being piloted this summer – guides 9th grade students from an introduction to coding principles to programming a neural network.
Andrea Pasinetti is a first-generation American entrepreneur, engineer, and graduate of Stanford’s MBA program. He’s set to graduate Stanford’s MS CS program with a focus on AI and systems, and brings extensive international experience working on equity in education.
Before founding Kira Learning in 2022, Pasinetti spent a decade building equitable, accessible, and quality education pathways for thousands of students in rural China as the founder and CEO of international education nonprofit Teach For China. As of today, Teach For China has placed more than 2,700 teaching fellows in 389 high-need schools across five rural Chinese provinces.