- Total Equity Funding
- $3.44M in 1 Round from 9 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- $3.44M Seed on November 20, 2013
- New York, New York
- Homer is the global children’s media company behind the # 1 Learn-to-Read Program. Our vision is to give kids everywhere a better future.
- Stephanie Dua, Britt Myers
- Education, EdTech, iOS, Apps, Mobile
Homer is the global children’s media company behind the # 1 Learn-to-Read Program. Our vision is to give kids everywhere a better future – the nearly 24 million children in the US and almost 500 million children globally who need to learn to read.
We set out to solve a simple but huge problem: teaching the world’s children to read. In America alone, 2 out of 3 children don’t ever learn to read well, even though a child’s reading level by 3rd grade is the single biggest predictor of future success. Yet when looking to help our own kids we were bewildered by the morass of solutions, none of which could teach children to read from start to finish.
We developed a one-stop reading program and delivered it using mobile technology. Homer is a disruptively affordable, simple-to-use, start-to-finish reading program that children can do on their own. And it’s available to everyone with a phone in their pocket. Our results are stunning – kids working with Homer alone for just 15 minutes a day over 6 weeks nearly doubled their reading proficiency.
Homer was founded in 2012 by well-known education reformer, Senior Advisor to the Common Core Literacy standards, and entrepreneur, Stephanie Dua. The company is based in New York, NY.
Funding Rounds (1) - $3.44MUpdate
Current Team (4)Update
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|Oct 29, 2015||geekdad.com - ‘Learn With Homer’ Teaches Essential Reading Skills|
|Aug 14, 2015||Daily Herald - Apps for Kids: Build back-to-school confidence with these apps|
|Apr 19, 2015||medicaldaily.com - Learn With Homer App May Help Close School-Readiness Gap Among Low-Income Preschoolers|
|Feb 18, 2015||Huffington Post - Tech - Do Kids Really Learn From Playing Educational Games on Tablets?|
|Feb 13, 2015||news.vanderbilt.edu - Education experts offer 18 apps that make learning fun|
|Oct 16, 2014||Huffington Post - Tech - Study Shows How Screen Time Can Improve Your Toddler’s Reading Comprehension|
|Sep 14, 2014||USA Today Money - 5 great apps for learning to read|
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