Digital Learning Platform Knowunity Grabs €10m For Making Learning Accessible To Everyone

May 24, 2022 | 2 minutes read

Edtech startup Knowunity packs up €10 million in a Series A round to offer free digital learning access to millions of students.

Co-founded in 2019 by Benedict Kurz and Lucas Hild, Knowunity is a digital learning platform that aims to offer high-quality education to every student. The fastest-growing learning platform has scored €10 million in a Series A round co-led by Redalpine and Stride. Other investors that participated in the funding are Project A Ventures, World cup-winning footballer Mario Götze, and the founders of Booking.com and Preply. 

A 20-year-old co-founder and CEO of Knowunity, Benedict Kurz shared,

“With Stride and Redalpine we now have found two seasoned, international lead investors who support our vision to build the global platform for students. We are very happy about the trust that has been placed in us once again by existing investors such as Project A and Mario Götze and are pleased about the support from well-known and experienced Angels such as the co-founders of Booking.com and Preply”.

Founded and led by GenZs, Knowunity is actually a mobile learning app that offers the best digital experience. Combining the important elements of education in the form of a social network to make the learning experience more enjoyable and effective

The application includes social learning with high-quality, verified, and curated content on every school subject and grade in an intuitive mobile app. Moreover, the top performers are offered access to create and publish their own content and share it to benefit others. 

However, with the aim to make students more engaged and offering a digital immersion, organizations are embracing education technology to offer a great opportunity to students to learn at fast pace. Owing to the benefits offered, educational institutions are leveraging Edtech to provide a more engaging learning experience to students. 

Partner at Stride Gabbi Cahane commented on teaming up with Knowunity,

“From the first moment we met Benedict and the founding team, we knew we had an exceptionally talented group in front of us, Considering the whole founding team was sitting in the classroom less than two years ago, what they’ve achieved to date is outstanding. Their unique set of insights and ability to execute on them means they’ve found a way to ‘crack the code’ for this audience and this problem.” 

Right now, the digital learning platform includes 300,000+ study notes on every subject from grade 5 onwards. Owning to its unique infrastructure and wide range of services the app has been downloaded 2.4 million times. 

With this fresh injection of funds the startup aims to focus on product development and fulfill the market expansion goals beginning with the UK and Italy. 

By the end of this year, the startup aims to expand its team from 60 members to 100.