NEPRIS has raised $1 million in a round of seed funding, led by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The Dallas-based company is an online platform that connects companies and professionals in STEM and art fields with classrooms. Students can use the platform to set up Q&A sessions with professionals, virtual field trips and project mentorship.
According to Nepris, more than 65,000 students in 2,200 classrooms are connected on the platform. The company will use the new funding to redesign its website, expand the platform, add more industry chats and grow its list of schools in rural and lower socio-economic districts.