Hopalai, the Slovenia-based educational startup known for its learning app for beginner readers KOBI, has received an investment from Talking Tom-maker Outfit7, as reported by PocketGamer.Biz.
Founded in 2019 by Ursula Lavrenčič, Andrej Persolja, Auke Touwslager and Marko Fornazarič, Hopalai’s eReader app KOBI currently has more than 100,000 downloads on Google’s Play Store. What sets it apart from other learning apps for kids is that KOBI aims to make it easier for children with dyslexia or ADHD to learn how to read.
Regarding the investment, Ifor Lautar, Outfit7’s VP of Sales, Growth and Investments, said: “We are always on the lookout for fresh and creative initiatives that require additional investment to scale their business. Education is an area of great importance to us, and Hopalai’s passion and commitment to helping children overcome reading difficulties made them a perfect fit for our investment. We firmly believe that the product they make will bring meaningful change in this segment.“
Hopalai CEO & Co-founder Ursula Lavrenčič commented: “Our mission is to make learning to read easier, especially for children who struggle with dyslexia or ADHD. We are working on innovative methods to create an exceptional learning app, using artificial intelligence and GPT technology. The support of Outfit7 is a big step forward for us to reach even more users.“