Pluto Media Raises $500K to Build Apps That Make Learning Fun

Pluto Media, an education company focused on building apps for tablets, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Rob Hutter of Learn Capital, Jennifer Carolan of NewSchools Venture Fund and angel investor Peter Relan. The round matches a $500,000 seed round raised earlier from investors including former Accel partner Abhay Parekh and Dave Roux of Silver Lake. The funding will go toward building games like Pluto Learns Piano.


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