Africa | April 26, 2018

Enuma secures $4 million to fill early learning gaps

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, April 26 – Enuma, a Berkeley, California-based early learning company, makes educational games that cater to special needs students and others who face cultural and economic barriers to education. Its Todo Math app is available in 150 countries and eight languages. Enuma’s Kitkit School app, which teaches reading, writing and math, won $1 million in the Global Learning XPRIZE competition last year.

  • Current round… Seoul-based Yellow Dog, HG Initiative and C Program led this round of financing. NX Venture Partners and DSC Investment also participated.
  • Previous funding… Enuma earlier had raised $5 million from K9 Ventures, TAL Education Group and SoftBank Ventures.

Enuma has been testing Kitkit in Tanzania. It includes mini-games, books, videos and quizzes that help children practice reading, writing and math operations. Enuma CEO Sooinn Lee says its apps can help improve digital literacy in Africa, where lack of exposure to digital technologies has been a barrier to education for decades.