Prisms VR, a San Francisco, CA-based learning platform for math education, raised $4.25m in Seed funding.
The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Hans Tung, Managing Director of GGV Capital, Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus, and Andrew Sutherlund, founder of Quizlet, as well as WXR Fund, Anorak Ventures, Avalanche VC, Zahir Dossa, founder of function of beauty, among others.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its reach to more than 100,000 students across 65 school districts in 15 states by the end of 2022.
Founded in 2020 by Anurupa Ganguly, CEO, Prisms provides a spatial learning platform for K-12 STEM education, which leverages immersive virtual reality developed side-by-side with frontline teachers and district administrators. Backed by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, the platform enables students to perceptually experience a real world context, before using tactile interactives and visualizations to build math fluencies that are predictive of future engagement and success in STEM.
Prisms currently serves dozens of school districts in the US to deploy hardware to schools, train teachers for integration of VR, and works with leaders to drive improved learning outcomes, with a particular focus on their most underrepresented and marginalized students.