Kira Learning, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a platform to teach and learn computer science, raised $15M in Series A funding.
The round saw participation from NEA and the AI Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by CEO Andrea Pasinetti, Kira Learning is building an AI-powered platform that allows anyone to teach and learn computer science. Founded in 2021, the company works to establish computer science and AI as foundational pillars of education alongside literacy and numeracy by offering a curriculum designed by notable educators, scientists and engineers, along with AI-assisted lesson planning, grading, and student assistance.
Kira Learnings also announced a partnership with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), managed by Battelle Education, following a competitive RFP process, to provide all public high schools and middle schools in the state with an introductory CS curriculum and an integrated teaching-learning platform. TSIN, the Tennessee Department of Education, and Battelle will leverage the curriculum and platform to implement the state’s new computer science requirement in high schools.
Kira Learning is in active discussions with several additional states and anticipates having programs in about 20 states by this Fall.