Singapore-based edtech start-up Creative Galileo has raised $2.5 million in a round led by Kalaari Capital to expand across Southeast Asia and integrate local languages within the platform.
Creative Galileo is the first portfolio company of the Kalaari Capital-backed CXXO initiative, which promotes inclusive innovation.
Other investors include prominent angel investors, such as Harish Bahl (Founder & Chairman, Smile Group), Shashin Shah (Managing Partner, Think Investments), Jinesh Patel (Partner, Integra Partners), Atul Nishar (Founder & Chairman, Hexaware Technologies Limited), Ashwin Puri (MD Headspin, MD APAC Facebook) and Giridhar Malpani (investor in BrightChamps, FrontRow, Bimaplan and others).
The capital will be used for scaling, product development and enhancement, creating new engaging content, forging partnerships with leading animation houses, and hiring talent.
Creative Galileo brings together the best of education and entertainment to create personalised learning experiences for children aged three to ten years.
Through its innovative learning modes that include the company’s proprietary Kids Early Learning App, the company is redefining early childhood learning by ensuring that the experience is engaging, immersive and entertaining for the children.
Founded by Prerna A. Jhunjhunwala and Nikhil Naik, the edtech company focuses on the six learning domains – numeracy, language, arts and aesthetics, social and emotional learning, motor skills, and discovery of the world – via narrative videos, gamification and personalised learning journeys.
Creative Galileo’s app has achieved more than four million downloads and over half a million active users since its launch in 2020.
Prerna A. Jhunjhunwala, founder, Creative Galileo, said that early childhood learning lies at the heart of a kid’s future and greatly determines their long-term success.
The company envisions providing millions of children in emerging markets in Southeast Asia with access to high-quality content for learning in their early years to provide a robust educational foundation, while also keeping the process fun.
Southeast Asia is home to 700 million people, of which 26 per cent fall within the school-attending age group.