Teacher Gaming, an alumnus startup of xEdu acceleration program, has picked up $1.6 million in seed funding. The team behind MinecraftEdu, a company that helped teachers use Minecraft in the classroom that was subsequently acquired by Microsoft, is now building an online service that makes it easier for teachers to use “blockbuster” games in schools.
As TechCrunch reports, the round is led by Makers Fund (a relatively new U.S. and U.K. VC firm specialising in gaming and deeptech), with participation from Brent Hoberman’s Founders Factory.
The Finnish company says it will use the cash injection to support sales and marketing efforts for its new educational gaming subscription service for schools. This will include access to the titles on a lower per-student basis, and a suite of learning material to support teaching and learning objectives. In addition, the TeacherGaming Desk service offers analytics so that teachers can track their students’ learning and progress.