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Kano, a London-based startup that creates computer kits for children, has raised a $15 million Series A from Jim Breyer, Collaborative Fund and Jim O’Neill.
Before turning towards venture capital, Kano launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, raising over $1.5 million from the crowd. According to The Guardian, Kano sold over 40.000 of its first generation computer, mostly to parents in the UK and USA.
With the new funding, Kano is launching a new version of its computer set which will be powered by the latest version of the Kano OS, the new Raspberry Pi 2 chip and cost $149.
- Kano Launches New Computer Kit | BusinessWire
- Kano raises $15m to take its computer kits for kids beyond coding | The Guardian
- Kano computers has raised $15 million to help turn kids into coders | Fortune