Hong Kong-based Big Bang Academy raises seed fund to revolutionize K-6 steam education

Big Bang Academy, a Hong Kong-based STEAM education technology startup, has announced the completion of a seed funding round led by Gobi Partners, which includes angel investors from family offices and technology and private equity backgrounds.

The company plans to use the funds for product development, including research and development for AI-enabled personalized learning technology, enrichment of educational content libraries and home experiment kits.

Founded by two former Cambridge University alumni, Nixon Chan and Sarah Tong, Big Bang Academy brings science to life with their award-winning STEAM e-learning app, online live classes and learning experiences such as theme parks. It enables every child to become self-directed learners through hands-on experiments anytime, anywhere. The company’s award-winning curriculum includes natural sciences and engineering, aimed at equipping future leaders with scientific skills and knowledge on global climate change, global epidemics and energy shortages.

The aim of Big Bang Academy is to promote and inspire self-driven learning through everything. The platform redefines science in early childhood education. Startups believe that doing science is the best way to instill a love of learning in children, to motivate them and become lifelong learners.

Speaking about the platform, Sarah Tong, co-founder of Big Bang Academy, said,

“When I was 6 years old, I learned to solve the problem of fuses in the electrical circuits of home TVs. These positive and happy memories of childhood inspired us to develop a lifelong passion for learning. We want to recreate it.” Lightbulb Moments ” .

With Big Bang Academy, kids get to make something real with their own hands where true passion develops. The company’s platform offers gamification, challenges, experiments, customized material progress tracking and storytelling, enabling students to learn a wide range of STEAM topics anytime, anywhere, with secure and reliable content.

Chibo Tang, managing partner of Gobi Partners, said,

“We look forward to working with Big Bang Academy as their innovative approach ushers in a new era of hybrid education for children and provides a much-needed platform for them as epidemics change the way children learn.”

The classes and materials of Big Bang Academy have reached 4,000 students in the age group of 3-12 years from Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. The company claims a 300% year-over-year increase in revenue and is believed by top schools and corporates such as Malvern College Hong Kong, K11 Musea, France’s Consul General in Hong Kong and Jockey Club Hong Kong.

According to co-founder Nixon Chan, the company has seen increased demand from parents in Asia, especially during the epidemic season.

In the future, Big Bang Academy plans to partner with top international educational institutions and experts to create accredited content to further strengthen the overall teaching quality and effectiveness.

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Author: Shalini Pathak

Shalini Pathak is a staff writer at EdTechReview (ETR) – India’s leading Adtech media and community. She has four years of experience in the media covering various beats. Like all writers, she is first and foremost an avid reader with a passion for creating content out of the box and the ability to write on any topic. As part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the Adtech industry by focusing on the stories of Adtech startups and their funding.

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