SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - Scoot & Doodle announced today that it has closed a seed round bringing the company's total funding to $2.25 million. The investment comes from Silicon Valley angel investors and Pearson, the world's leading learning company.
Scoot & Doodle is a real time, social creativity platform where friends and classmates get creative together face-to-face, practicing critical 21st century learning and innovation skills. Students from middle school through college use the product to play with ideas, create stories, draw, discuss, and solve problems together. The company introduces a fun way to have creative jam sessions, anywhere, anytime, and provides endless opportunities for informal and formal learning through its mix of peer collaboration, social community and open-ended design.
"At Scoot & Doodle, we believe play is an inseparable part of learning. This informs all of our product designs. We are committed to putting the power of social creativity in the hands of people young and old to inspire playful interactions that foster new ways of thinking," said Christine Egy Rose, CEO of Scoot & Doodle. "With the support of our investors and Pearson, we'll reach students, teachers and families through their unparalleled distribution to the K20 community."
Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts, the company's first product, is the most popular premier app inside Google+ Hangouts. Users are deeply engaged: first-time users spend an average of 25 minutes per session, and returning users spend at least 32 minutes per session.
Funding will be used to further expand the company's user reach and deploy its platform across multiple devices, including mobile. Scoot & Doodle also plans to add top talent to the team and continue work on its cross-device platform.
About Scoot & Doodle
Based in San Francisco, Scoot & Doodle (www.scootdoodle.com) is pioneering real-time, social creativity products for web and mobile. Scoot & Doodle's award-winning product, Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts, brings people together in face-to-face collaborative studios inspiring conversation and creativity, turning everyday activities like drawing, sharing with friends, doing homework and telling stories into a transformative creative experience.