Hopster closes multimillion-pound funding round | Media Investment | Business
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Aiming to accelerate its global growth and product expansion, UK pre-school educational and entertainment digital platform Hopster has completed an equity investment round led by Sandbox & Co. and Venture Founders.
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The company says that its plan is to accelerate its strategic partnerships with global distribution companies in both the telco and the pay-TV spaces whilst investing in its future acquisitions and original content. The funding is also intended to go towards updating product development to improve user experience whilst supporting growth in 2020.

Sandbox & Co. is an operator of millennial learning and educational companies helping to change the way the world learns. Hopster joins the Sandbox portfolio of digital learning products and services including CoolMathGames, Poptropica, Tinybop, Curious World, Family Education, Teacher Vision, Super Awesome, Fact Monster, InfoPlease and Funbrain.

Commenting on the deal, Sandbox founder and CEO Bhav Singh Bhav, who will take on the role of Hopster chairman following the funding round, said: “We’ve watched Hopster grow from an idea to a market leading service over the last few years and it was only natural that we continue to support the company to expand on this strong base and foundation as the leading digital pre-K service and welcome them to the Sandbox family of properties.”

Nick Walters, founder and CEO at Hopster added: “2019 has been an important year in terms of global growth and with the investment by Sandbox we plan to continue and build on our successes. We have a long and established relationship with Sandbox who understand and support our vision, our goals and our values as educational, ethical and ambitious company. We have a number of exciting deals with high profile partners already in place for 2020 to announce and launch - so we are in a strong position and confident and excited for the future.”