£300k for Gooseberry Planet
One of Anvil Partners’ investee businesses Gooseberry Planet, which is the company behind the educational platform that teaches children online safety through gamification, has closed a £300,000 EIS investment round. The latest funding follows a £250,000 development funding round, which closed in July 2016.
Two existing investors and five new investors participated in the current funding round. Founded in 2014 by CEO Stella James to meet the need for an internet safety teaching tool, Gooseberry Planet teaches online safeguarding to the whole school community, using gamification to make lessons fun and engaging for children. Since 2014, the original gaming product has evolved to include comprehensive resources for parents and teachers.