Audiopi proves a sound investment

Audiopi proves a sound investment

Canterbury edutech start-up Audiopi is set to bring a range of educational audio tutorials to market after raising over £150,000 from crowdfunding.

Audiopi offers audio tutorials created by passionate teachers and academics to help students with GCSE and A Level coursework and revision.

The tutorials are available via multiple platforms including smart phones, PCs and tablets, making them accessible anywhere and at any time.

As well as offering students with an alternative to visual revision, the technology also helps those suffering from disorders, such as dyslexia and blindness, by providing them with a resource which is more suited to their needs.

Having already trialled and released the first version of its website platform where students, teachers and schools can purchase tutorials, Audiopi decided to take to crowdfunding platform Seedrs in a bid to help take the company to the next level.

In less than 30 days the campaign has raised £151,440 from a total of 51 investors. This included a £50,000 investment from not-for-profit organisation Creative England.

In a statement, the company said: “We are delighted that Creative England, who ensure the TV, film, games and creative digital industries thrive and continue to lead the way, have invested £25,000 in Audiopi.

“This 3rd party validation confirms the robustness of our business plan and financial forecast and is another indication of the potential of our business for prospective investors.”

Audiopi will now be embarking on a major marketing campaign to help build brand awareness and promote its technology to schools, teachers, students and parents across the UK.

The company is also looking to invest in its own dedicated office in the south of England.