The Azoomee app, which was invented by husband and wife duo Douglas and Estelle Lloyd, acts as a walled-garden to keep children smart, safe and kind online.
It includes hundreds of videos, games, audios books and a digital arts studio that allows children to share their creations with pre-approved family and friends through a secure messaging feature.
The campaign follows Azoomee’s recent announcement of an exclusive partnership with telecoms giant O2, making Azoomee the sole entertainment provider on their new child-friendly tablet, which is sold on the O2 website and in all 473 of their UK stores.
The serial entrepreneurs have also been working closely with the NSPCC to ensure a best-in-class approach to safety and parental controls. To date, Azoomee has raised £2.3m in seed funding, including an investment by the Low Carbon Innovation Fund.
Beyond European expansion, the funds will also go towards the licensing of more content on the app, the development of new functionalities and supporting user acquisition.
CEO and co-founder Douglas Lloyd said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be crowdfunding as it gives us a great opportunity to reach a new audience in Europe and beyond, and invite them on our journey to keep children safe online.
"The investment raised will also give us an opportunity to create and commission exciting new content for Azoomee and continue to entertain and educate young children online."
Azoomee is offering 6.29% in equity, with revenues forecast at £614,000 during the year ending March 2017.
To find out more about the story behind Azoomee, read their latest BQ interview here.
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