Name: +1 Math
Headquarters: New York, USA
Vertical: K-12, STEM
Tech: Web App, Mobile App
In Asia mobile phones are more intensively used than in North America or Europe. Often they are the main computing device, replacing laptops or desktop computers entirely. This also means that mobile phones are more and more used to perform different tasks in the field of learning, from sharing questions related to homework to learning a new language.
HelloTalk offers a social app that connects language learners from across the globe. The app features a set of different tools to facilitate exchange within the community, and to help community members to learn a new language.
Osmo, a startup that connects physical games with an iPad experience, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Accel Partners with participation of Upfront Ventures and K9 Ventures. Accel Partners’ Rich Wong will join Osmo’s board of directors.
Serial edtech founder Osman Rashid announced his next venture called Galxyz at an event in New York today. The startup aims to blur the lines between learning and gaming to get children interested in science.
Galxyz is developed in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences and is expected to launch in early fall 2014 with Physical Sciences as first topic.
Recent advances in autism research are paving the way for a new generation of apps and assistive technology tools that can have a real impact for kids on the spectrum.
It’s also led more than a few developers to try to cash in on the iPad’s-for-autism hype. Educators, parents, caregivers, and even investors need to remember that people, not iPads, are what really drive outcomes for autistic kids.