MarcoPolo Learning Secures $8.5 Million in Series A

marcoMarcoPolo Learning raised $8.5 million in Series A funding, with proceeds to be used for expanding the company’s suite of early childhood apps and producing and distributing original animated series in partnership with Boat Rocker Media.

The financing round was led by Boat Rocker Ventures, the studio behind Orphan Black and The Next Step. Other investors include Horizons Ventures from Asia, Seedcamp in Europe, and managing partners of DST Global, as well as from industries such as Diapers.com and Maker Studios.

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys and Other Products Go on Sale Everywhere

Force-Friday-logo-RED[1].jpgToday, merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched at retailers as Force Friday officially went underway. More than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. opened their doors at midnight for fans to be among the first to discover new Star Wars products.

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