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Redefining Literacy in the Digital Age

Redefining Literacy in the Digital Age

Homer is a design-driven media and technology company on the path to redefining literacy in the digital age. Our studio of world-class artists, developers, and storytellers work in collaboration with leading education experts to craft highly engaging and immersive early learning experiences that teach children ages 2-7 how to read and build knowledge. Homer champions a broader definition of literacy for children living in the global knowledge economy. Whether a child is a native speaker or learning English as a second language, our product platform supports literacy in its many forms: visual, digital, cultural and scientific. In just six months since launch of our first product, Learn with Homer, over 23 million lessons have been completed by over 1 million children in 160 countries. Every 3 seconds a child is creating user-generated content somewhere in the world with Learn with Homer. For more, see learnwithomer.com

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Homer nabs $50M from Lego, Sesame Workshop and Gymboree for its early learning apps

  • TechCrunch
  • 1 month ago
  • BEGiN, the startup behind the Homer early learning program aimed primarily at kids between the ages of two and eight, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding.
  • The round includes a number of strategic: LEGO Ventures, Sesame Workshop, the principal investor in Gymboree Play & Music, 3One4 Capital, Trustbridge Partners and Interlock Partners. In addition to the $50 million,
  • The startup has been around since 2013 and got its start with literacy — it says that its reading apps are currently the most popular for children under 5 in the US App Store — which remains its core subject area, but it has also expanded into other subject areas and plans to take that further.
  • The money that the company plans to use to, in the words of CEO Neal Shenoy (who co-founded the company with Stephanie Dua), create a “systematic experience” in learning.
Homer nabs $50M from Lego, Sesame Workshop and Gymboree for its early learning apps
Founder Homer; CEO of NYC Fund for Public School; Director at NYC Dept of Education Strategic Partnerships; Robin Hood Foundation; MPP @Harvard Kennedy School
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Dec 2013

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