The Romanian edtech startup Kinderpedia just closed a funding round of €1.8 million, led by Early Game Ventures. Founded in 2015, Kinderpedia offers a complete digital communication and management solution for schools and kindergartens. Existing investors, RocaX, Growceanu, and several business angels also participated in the round.
Kinderpedia, which is headquartered in Bucharest, is an innovative platform for education, which provides the entire digital infrastructure needed for educational institutions to work smart and communicate efficiently and transparently, both in the classroom and online. Today, more than 2,000 schools and kindergartens in 14 countries on three continents, totaling about 200,000 users, are registered on Kinderpedia.
Daniel Rogoz, the CEO and Co-founder of Kinderpedia stated: “The current round of funding helps us to continue the transformation we started in education by simplifying the administrative processes in schools and kindergartens and placing the teacher-student-parent partnership right at the heart of the educational act. At the same time, it provides us with the resources to continue the scaling process, now that Kinderpedia is already benefiting from validation on several international markets. Last but not least, this transaction brings to our community a strong partner, with whom we share values and a common vision about the future of education – Early Game Ventures – and strengthens our collaboration with current investors, to whom we are grateful for their support and trust.”
Kinderpedia helps teachers and educators save 6 to 9 hours a week of administrative time and focus their efforts on a superior and personalized educational act. The application includes full class management features – electronic gradebook, attendance, daily schedule, remote video teaching, homework module, document library.
At the same time, it improves parent engagement in children’s education through a secure and easy-to-use mobile interface. Kinderpedia offers principals a complete perspective on all school and kindergarten activities and communication. In addition, the platform provides functions of automatic invoicing, financial management, and online payment of tuition fees by integrating with electronic payment systems.
Kinderpedia is hosted in the cloud, available in 15 languages , and works as a native mobile app for Android and iOS, both for teachers and managers and for students and parents. The solution has received widespread recognition for its innovative nature and social impact, both at the national and European levels. The European Commission has awarded Kinderpedia with the Seal of Excellence under the SME Instrument program, Phase II.