Duck Duck Moose today announced they secured $7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with Stanford University. The San Francisco-based startup creates educational mobile apps for children and has released fourteen apps to date.
Founded by Nicci Gabriel, Caroline Hu Flexer and Michael Flexer, their apps include Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Fish School, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Park Math, Word Wagon, Musical Me!, Puzzle Pop, Peek-a-Zoo, Draw and Tell, Trucks, Princess Fairy Tale Maker and Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker.
Caroline told TechCrunch that she wanted to create educational apps for her own daughter because she had trouble finding quality apps for youngsters. So far the reception of the many apps has been positive. TIME recently named TrucksHD #2 in their list of Top 25 iPad Apps for Kids earlier this month, right behind Angry Birds Space. Princess Fairytale Maker snagged the #7 slot. Their apps are geared for toddlers, pre-K, K and first graders.
Congrats from Technapex and we look forward to seeing what apps come next!