Carmel-based education software startup Codelicious has closed a nearly $4 million seed round backed by Allos Ventures, an Indianapolis venture capital firm and Boston-based EduLab Capital Partners, a VC firm that focuses on learning and workforce technologies. Codelicious specializes in computer science curriculum for K-12 schools.
The tech company says it is currently serving more than 100 schools and districts in 23 states. It says schools are often limited by teachers that lack the necessary skills to teach computer science, especially in lower grades.
“Classrooms everywhere are experiencing rapid transformation. Schedules, protocols, and teaching methods have been affected by extensive reevaluation and revision processes. We are excited to grow with the needs of educators, schools, and districts,” said Codelicious Chief Executive Officer Christine McDonnell. “We’re excited to use this funding to accelerate sales and marketing efforts and add critical personnel to drive scalable growth.”
McDonnell says the platform off offers grade-level differentiated learning pathways and aligns with all state and national computer science standards. Courses include curriculum, lesson plans, assessments, and standards mapping.
“Codelicious is addressing the key components of vital workforce preparation at an early age, enabling school districts to meet expectations while in tandem enabling their own staff to expand curriculum delivery,” said Liam Pisano, managing partner at EduLab Capital Partners. “Their instructional method is unique and has been met with significant demand for good reason.”