Pluto Media Scores $500K

PLUTO MEDIA: $500K to Menlo Park, CA-based Pluto Media from individual investors Rob Hutter (of Learn Capital), Jennifer Carolan (from NewSchools Venture Fund, and Peter Relan ( of YouWeb, the incubator where the company started). The startup is best known for its flagship app, Pluto Learns Piano, though with the funding the company hopes to create apps that encourage kids to create--not just play--music. CEO Luis Sampedro shared with us that a "huge amount of our audience is from the teacher community." The startup had previously raised a $500K seed round in 2011.

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