Airy Labs, a startup building mobile, tablet and browser games with an educational twist for young children, has landed $1.5 million in seed funding from Google Ventures, Foundation Capital and Playdom founder Rick Thompson.
Airy Labs says it wants its social games to come with genuine learning value that parents will approve of.
The company is part of StartX (formerly known as SSE Labs), a Stanford student startup accelerator.
The startup was founded in 2011 by a genius by the name of Andrew Hsu.
Check out this guy’s resume:
Hsu who started molecular biology research at a University of Washington (UW) lab at age 10, won the grand prize at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair at 11, matriculated at the UW at 12, and graduated with three bachelors of science degrees at the age of 16. At age 19, he was a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Stanford University when he left in early 2011 to pursue his startup dreams. He was recently named a Thiel 20-under-20 Fellow.
He is also the author of several books, and once a competitive swimmer.
Airy Labs is creating the next generation of social learning games for kids. We build iOS games on mobile and tablet, social games for the browser, and casual massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), all with educational missions that will teach kids both school courses and real life skills that they need to be successful in their lives. The games are designed in the spirit of â€œlearning through playâ€ and â€œlearning by doing,â€ with the fundamental philosophy that learning is fun...