Creative Galileo, an early learning platform for kids aged 3-10 years, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A funding round from Kalaari Capital, Affirma Capital, East Ventures, Valiant Employee Investment Fund, and a slew of other angel investors.
The startup said it will use the fresh capital to scale its business, accelerate hiring across teams in multiple geographies, introduce regional languages, and further strengthen the research and development of the platform.
Founded by Prerna A Jhunjhunwala and Nikhil Naik in 2020, Creative Galileo is a character-based early learning platform that brings together the best of education and entertainment to create personalized integrated learning experiences for young minds. To provide a fun and interactive curriculum for children globally, the platform has forged over 20 industry-leading partnerships with content studios in various international markets. The startup also recently made an international alliance with educational content specialist broadcasting company EBS Korea to expand its influence in Southeast Asia.
Creative Galileo claims to have over 7 million downloads and 700,000 monthly active users. The startup was recently listed by HolonIQ on its annual list of the 100 most promising EdTech startups from India and Southeast Asia.
Commenting on the development, Prerna A Jhunjhunwala, Founder, Creative Galileo, said,
"We are excited to bring our new partners on board. In the last year, we have successfully built and provided millions of children access to high-quality content in our Digital and Educational Equality mission. We want to enable bespoke learning for children across the globe through their favourite characters to strengthen their foundation during their early years, which will also help develop and strengthen critical thinking, confidence, cognitive skills, and emotional intelligence."
Prerna said Creative Galileo will launch new products to make the learning journey for children more personalized. In India, the company plans to start providing content in Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu within six months apart from Hindi.
Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital, said,
"We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Prerna and Nikhil as they continue their journey of transforming learning experiences for children across the globe. In the last six months, they have achieved strong growth with low marketing spends. Creative Galileo has also consistently ranked among the top #20 educational apps on India’s play store – the only early learning app to achieve this distinction. This is a testament to the founders' relentless focus and strong execution."
The latest round brings Creative Galileo's total funding to $10 million, including a pre-Series A round of $2.5 million in October last year.