Pi-top, a London-based computer science learning platform, has secured $2.7 million in a round led by private equity firm Committed Capital and backed by Nexus Investments and SyndicateRoom’s Super Angel fund.

The company plans to use the fresh funding to support its growth in the computer science and STEM sectors across the global education market, according to a statement.

Established in 2014, Pi-top offers a suite of interdisciplinary instructional tools to implement computer science lessons with students around the globe. Its lesson management platform, named Further, provides a path for students to learn, from beginner to advanced computer science skills, through STEAM lessons and activities.

Pi-top has also announced the addition of several industry experts to its board of directors, including the appointment of Russ Roselle as chairman.

“With a focus on the highest areas of need and funding —middle and high schools— Pi-top is uniquely positioned to lead the charge in this market,” said Roselle. “Pi-top has a long history of innovation in hands-on, experiential learning, and I am looking forward to working with the team to provide instrumental computer science learning tools to the global education market.”

Prior to this funding round, Pi-top raised around $4 million in 2016, $16 million in a round led by Hambro Perks and Committed Capital in 2018 and $4 million in 2019.

Date published: 13 May 2022

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