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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik