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Sumdog raises £1.4m to help 15m children

Andrew Hall: crucial contribution

Games-based learning company Sumdog has secured £1.4 million to help it roll out its services to 15 million children across the UK and US.

The Edinburgh-based company, which last year helped three million children improve their attainment in maths and English, has set a target of five times that number by 2022.

Sumdog’s core mission remains to help close the attainment gap between children from the least and most deprived backgrounds.

Financial support has come from Nesta Impact Investments and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

CEO Andrew Hall said: “This is a really exciting time for Sumdog as we seek to expand our team to include the specialist skills we will need to achieve our ambitions. This £1.4 million investment will make a crucial contribution.”

Ishaan Chilkoti, a member of the Nesta Impact Investments team said: “We believe Sumdog has developed a proven platform for online learning.”

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