Curipod, a pioneering Norwegian edtech startup, is transforming the way teachers create engaging lesson plans using the power of AI. With its innovative platform, educators can effortlessly design interactive activities such as polls, quizzes, and drawings to captivate students in new and exciting ways.
Founded in 2019, Curipod recently made waves in the investment landscape, securing an impressive $4.6 million in seed funding led by Reach Capital. This substantial financial backing will enable the company to expand its reach and further enhance its platform, illustrating the increasing interest in leveraging technology for educational purposes.
Unlike many other edtech entrepreneurs, Jens Aarre Seip, one of Curipod’s co-founders, did not experience the traditional education system positively during his formative years. Feeling disconnected from monotonous lectures and rigid lesson plans, Seip sought a more hands-on and interactive approach to learning. Following some unconventional educational experiences, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey.
“The main problem was around sparking discovery and starting discussion,” Seip explained. “Instead, I wanted this interactive lesson tool where students can express themselves and have agency — the opposite of this lecture model.”
Collaborating with Eirik Hernes Berre and Frikk Fossan, Seip’s childhood friend, the trio united their shared passion for revolutionizing education. Together, they created Curipod, the groundbreaking platform that empowers teachers to foster a dynamic learning environment through interactive lessons.
Q: How does Curipod work?
A: Curipod utilizes AI technology to enable teachers to create interactive classroom activities such as polls, quizzes, and drawings.
Q: Who led the recent seed funding for Curipod?
A: Reach Capital led the impressive $4.6 million seed funding round for Curipod.
Q: What inspired the founders of Curipod to develop their platform?
A: The founders of Curipod were driven by their dissatisfaction with traditional, lecture-based education, and a desire to create a tool that fosters student expression and agency in the learning process.