Dealflow | September 1, 2017

Sumdog’s educational games get backing from Nesta Impact and Scottish Investment Bank

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Sumdog’s math and reading games are used by three million students, many from underserved communities, in U.K. and U.S. schools.

The Scottish company aims to “close the educational attainment gap by helping all children reach their full potential” and hopes to reach 15 million students by 2022.

The £1.4 million of funding to expand in the U.S. comes from the Scottish Investment Bank and Nesta Impact Investments, a £17.6 million impact investment fund supported by Big Society Capital, Omidyar Network and innovation foundation Nesta.