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Vidcode Raises $1.5M to Teach Kids How to Code—Special Effects, Filters, Memes and Games

Jul 8, 2017

VIDCODE, a New York-based startup that lets children code special effects on their own photos and videos, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round. Investors include ZhenFund, Rethink Education, Y Combinator, NYU Ventures, CoVenture, Evan Korth Syndicate, Stephano Kim and Cherry Ventures.

Founded in 2014 at a Startup Weekend event, Vidcode offers project-based lessons that also allow students to code memes, video filters and games. The company claims users in 25,000 schools including those in Arkansas, a new state law requires every 7th and 8th grader to work on a 4-5 week coding block. Vidcode sells its software, curriculum and training directly to schools and through strategic partnerships with companies like BrainPOP, which also invested in the round.

Edtech Business

Vidcode Raises $1.5M to Teach Kids How to Code—Special Effects, Filters, Memes and Games

Jul 8, 2017

VIDCODE, a New York-based startup that lets children code special effects on their own photos and videos, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round. Investors include ZhenFund, Rethink Education, Y Combinator, NYU Ventures, CoVenture, Evan Korth Syndicate, Stephano Kim and Cherry Ventures.

Founded in 2014 at a Startup Weekend event, Vidcode offers project-based lessons that also allow students to code memes, video filters and games. The company claims users in 25,000 schools including those in Arkansas, a new state law requires every 7th and 8th grader to work on a 4-5 week coding block. Vidcode sells its software, curriculum and training directly to schools and through strategic partnerships with companies like BrainPOP, which also invested in the round.

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