Exclusive – KidZui, a San Diego, California-based startup that offers a Web browser for kids, has debuted its latest product, a website called ZUI.com that allows kids to search and explore more than 5 million parent-approved websites, YouTube videos, games, images and whatnot.
In addition, the fledgling company has announced that it has secured an additional $2 million in funding from VC firms like Mission Ventures, Maveron, Emergence Capital. KidZui is also backed by the Scholastic Corporation, a major publisher and distributor of children’s books and a provider of educational technology and e-commerce solutions.
KidZui pitches ZUI.com as a ‘search and exploration engine for kids ranging from 3 to 12 years of age’, enabling kids to discover parent and teacher approved websites, videos, images and games, and also share their experience with their parents or other family members via Facebook.
Available content is all over the place, and the site should look fairly nice on your mobile device’s browser as well.
“Perhaps only in ZUI.com, through our suggested search terms – Justin Bieber is only a few clicks away from Mozart”, explains Cliff Boro, CEO and founder of KidZui.
The site is free for parents and their kids, and is supported by brand advertising. And just to be clear, this is an extension of the KidZui browser, not a replacement.