Led by CEO Andrew Hall, Sumdog has developed an online learning system specifically designed to improve skills and attainment in maths and literacy and aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence. The website is now used by 2.8 million children in 88 countries worldwide. Going forward, the company aims to expand adoption of its existing product range as well as further deepening its core subject offering in literacy and numeracy. It is also working on plans to create an immersive 3D learning environment, further enhancing engagement with all children.
August 2017 :Sumdog nets £1.4m to expand reach of games-based learning
Sumdog enjoyed a 50 per cent increase in turnover last year and expects to build on “significant” growth in 2017. It is also working on plans to create an “immersive” 3D learning environment to capture the imaginations of children who may have become disenchanted with school and learning.
Kerry Sharp, head of the SIB, the investment arm of economic development agency Scottish Enterprise, said: “Our decision to provide growth funding to Sumdog was based on the company’s innovative approach, commitment to inclusion, international outlook and economic added value – all factors that Scottish businesses need to be able to thrive and grow in the future.
“Sumdog is another example of a strong, successful Scottish company to come out of Edinburgh’s tech business hub and is a huge endorsement for Scotland’s position as one of the leading tech hubs in the world. In addition to investment, Scottish Enterprise has been supporting the company through our account management team in areas such as innovation, R&D and international market development.”