Kids App Maker Fingerprint Acquires Two Additional Mobile Education Firms
Kids’ app maker Fingerprint, which was backed by Dreamworks remaining summer season with a $10.9 million spherical of funding, has put some portion of that cash to utilize with the acquisition of two kids’s mobile education firms, Cognitive Youngster and Scribble Press, the company launched this morning. With the model new additions, Fingerprint’s library of kids’ apps is now at 800 – or 10 events greater than it was ultimate yr.
For these unfamiliar, the San Francisco-based Fingerprint, led by former Leapfrog exec Nancy MacIntyre, was based mostly in 2010 and has grown its group of apps to spherical three million as of ultimate summer season. Though the company doesn’t disclose revenues, it says it has grown these ten-fold over the earlier two years.
Fingerprint as we converse runs its private kids’ app group, Fingerprint Play, however as well as powers networks for various third occasions along with Samsung (KidsTime), Sylvan Learning (SylvanPlay), and Astro (AstroPlay). It’s moreover planning to assemble a group for educational media agency Cricket Media, and has totally different partnerships with new consumers inside the works.
Fingerprint declined to component the phrases of the acquisitions launched proper now, nevertheless notes they’re part of a a lot greater improvement on the agency to develop by means of comparable provides along with partnerships. The company tells us they’re together with a model new companion or purchasing for a corporation spherical every eight weeks these days.
As we converse’s deal for Scribble Press and Cognitive Youngster are focused on bringing educational and productive content material materials to Fingerprint’s group. The earlier, Scribble Press, launched in 2011 and provides a digital e-e-book making product that’s been utilized in over 25,000 lecture rooms by kids ages 6 to 12, and has produced over three million books which kids assemble using textual content material, paintings, soundtracks and additional. Within the meantime, Cognitive Youngster supplies seven apps that practice kids on various subjects along with historic previous, math, dinosaurs and additional.
Thus far, Fingerprint has labored with over 4 hundred builders and kids have spent higher than 100 million minutes on Fingerprint video video games.