HEDLINE: Mobile Learning Platform Quipper raises £3.4 million Series A2


Quipper, a London-based mobile e-learning and quizz platform raised a £3.4 million ($5.8 million USD) Series A2 led by Atomico with participation of Japanese education publisher Benesse and others.

Quipper previously raised a £400k Seed Round and a £2.3 million Series A1, bringing the total funding raised to around $10 million USD.

Key Takeaway

Quipper was founded in 2010 by Masa Watanabe who is also the co-founder of the very successful Japanese mobile social gaming company DeNA.

Quipper’s flagship product is Quipper School which enables educators to create educational content and track student performance.

The new funding will be used to “aggressively expand” in Asia and Latin America. Quipper is planning to continue its strategy of working together with local teachers to create engaging learning content.

The platform is free to use, however there are plans to add freemium features like one-on-one tutoring. Quipper also generates revenue from partnerships with Japanese mobile operator KDDI and Benesse.

Quipper’s apps have been downloaded over 8.5 million times and the startup claims to have 100.000 monthly active users who can choose from a library of more than 7.000 courses.

Further Reading

  • Atomico-Backed Quipper Gets Another $5.8M To Expand The Reach Of Its E-Learning Platform | TechCrunch
  • Startup gets $5.8 million to make elearning fun, expands to Southeast Asia | TechInAsia


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