Lirvana Labs Raises $5.3M in Funding

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Lirvana Labs, a Menlo Park, CA-based creator of the a learning companion app for preschool to elementary grade children, raised $5.3M in early-stage financing.

The round was led by Kapor Capital III, Transcend Capital Partners II, and Chingona Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its flagship product, Yeti Confetti Kids app, and to pursue efficacy studies with research institutions plus further its partnerships with pilot schools and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Founded in 2022 by co-CEOs Christie Pang, and Clement Pang, Lirvana Labs provides Yeti Confetti™ Kids, which provides AI-directed personalized instruction through an LLM-powered learning companion for Preschool to Lower Elementary grade children. To date, the app has delivered over 160,000 minutes of AI-piloted lessons to 15,000 children worldwide, with a tailored curriculum covering English, Math, Social Emotional, and Critical Thinking.

Lirvana Labs has partnered with needs-based schools in Thailand to bridge ESL gaps and aided Syrian refugee children in Lebanon through Jusoor, an NGO known for its success in remote learning experiments with the World Bank EdTech Hub. The company’s data visualization platform helps schools, teachers, and parents track learner engagement and success, in living rooms, renowned international schools, to make-shift classrooms in refugee camps.

Lirvana Labs collaborates with experts including Dr. Alexandra Chen, a United Nations Advisor and renowned Harvardresearcher in children’s cognitive functioning; Dr Alice Siu, senior research fellow from Stanford University specializing in critical thinking; literacy specialist and previous school leader Claire Galdun of Reading Reimagined; and is proud to have advisors such as Amy Chang, board member at Disney and P&G and social-emotional learning curriculum expert Christine Ma-Lau, among others, to ensure a holistic approach to equity, deep tech development and learning.

The company is poised for further global expansion, targeting five continents in 2024 and a growing list of native languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and more to suit its worldwide pilot needs. Concurrently, the team is developing a university-based research study to evaluate the efficacy of Lirvana Labs’ proprietary AI-enabled instruction model with schools and NGOs worldwide with diverse curricula and needs.