SKILLPIXELS: €1.65 million (approx. US $2.1 million) to Helsinki, Finland-based SkillPixels from private investors and the Finnish government's Tekes "Young Innovative Companies" program. More details from ArticStartup. Founded in 2011, the company develops educational games backed by academic research. Its first title, SmartKid, is a math adventure targeted for children ages 4 to 8. Check out this video to learn more--and admire that beautiful bearded ponytail.