Funding Received
$9.3 Million in 2 Rounds from 7 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$6.5 Million Series A on February 26, 2014
November, 2012
San Mateo, CA
Social and Emotional Learning SEL Games
Education, Games

Detailed Description


Based in San Mateo, CA, If You Can Company is developing an educational adventure game for children. Founded by Trip Hawkins (founder of Electronic Arts), Stewart Bonn (18th employee at EA), and Ben Geliher (formerly of Mind Candy, creators of Moshi Monsters), the company’s development studio is located in Tech City in London.

If You Can develops gamification around school curriculum. Our mission at If You Can is to support and empower children and parents to value and understand themselves and others. By doing so, we believe we can build a better world: for today and for our children tomorrow. We believe that by learning how to persevere through challenge, to feel and show empathy and to make responsible decisions, all of us can be better friends, learners, parents, mentors and citizens.

We believe there is a crisis caused by young children tormented by peers who don’t have these skills. We believe that adults making decisions that destroy our planet and put tomorrow’s children in peril because they don’t have these skills is also a crisis. We believe these crises can be solved – one child at a time, one adult at a time – through working to build Social and Emotional Learning skills in ourselves and others.

Current Team (4)


Funding Rounds (2) - $9.3M


Board Members and Advisors (8)


Investors (7)

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    Almaz Capital

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    TEEC Angel Fund

    Seed stage investments
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    Consumer-Only Venture Capital
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    Founders Fund

    Founders Fund is a venture capital firm investing at every stage in companies with revolutionary...
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    Andreessen Horowitz

    Andreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $2.7 billion under...
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    InnoSpring is an incubator providing funding and support for U.S. and Chinese tech startups...

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    55 East 3rd Ave

    San Mateo, CA 94401


Images (1)

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