EdTech Fund Invests in
Bridge Round. Stanley Buchesky Appointed Executive Chairman.
Project Based Learning to Teach Computer Science
has invested in
, a leading provider of project based learning (PBL) to teach coding, robotics and other STEAM subjects to students in middle schools, high schools and technical colleges. With sales in 70 different countries across the world, the company is aggressively expanding to schools in the U.S. Jesse Lozano, pi-top’s CEO said, “We are very excited to have the EdTech Fund as an investor. Their reputation as hands-on smart-money investors is well-known.”
Classroom in a Box
pi-top is a project based learning approach to teaching coding and technology skills.
Further learning platform transforms curriculum into real world applications to teach students practical job skills in technology.
pi-top’s SaaS platform includes curriculum that can be used to teach a full semester course, a supplement to other courses or after school coding camps. The release of
pi-top Further later this Summer will include single sign-on and integration with Google Classroom and Clever.
Stanley Buchesky Appointed Executive Chairman
Mr. Buchesky joined the board of
pi-top earlier in the year and was recently appointed Executive Chairman of the board. Former Chairman, Eric Wilkinson, who will remain an active member of the board, said, "We are very pleased to have Stan as a member of our board and welcome his leadership as we continue to grow
pi-top sales in the U.S. and abroad.”
, primarily used by schools to teach coding and technical skills, is also available to consumers. Pre-sales of the
are available on
hit the Kickstarter funding threshold of $100k goal in an amazingly short 4 hours.
Makers were particularly interested in
Maker Architecture, which enables the creation of hundreds of varying projects. The first project available will be the Advanced Vehicle Kit which will enable users to create a variety of robotic vehicles, learning STEAM skills from a variety of sensors, motors and other components. to build anything the mind can imagine including a replica of the Mars Rover.
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