New Delhi-based Imagismart Solutions, which runs an educational subscription activity box for children under the brand name Xplorabox, has raised an undisclosed amount in a Seed funding round, shared co-founder Rishi Das.
The investment was led by Mumbai-based startup accelerator Z Nations Lab, Sridham Enterprises, a manufacturer of baby hygiene products and Metaform Ventures, a US-based investment fund.
Xplorabox was founded in August 2015 by husband-wife duo Rishi and Shweta Das, along with two other co-founders — Dhirendra Meena and Rishabh Gupta. Dhirendra and Rishabh, who were batch mates during their engineering days, joined the startup a few months after the inception of the idea.
Xplorabox is as an educational subscription ecommerce startup designed to engage children in activity-based learning programmes. It focuses mainly on children aged between two and eight, and aims to promote ‘Learning Through Fun’ with its innovative products, fun stories, and educational activities each of their boxes.
The company aims to provide the children an opportunity to engage in offline games and healthy activities which will help the parents reduce their children’s screen time.
According to the company, Xplorabox is a monthly subscription-based activity box for kids containing skill-enhancing offline activities and games, which help in developing motor, cognitive, and social skills in children. The children receive a theme-based box every month packed with some exciting projects, games, DIY activities and a storybook.
The startup plans to use the funds to expand its services, including the launch of products to cater to higher age categories, diversifying into curriculum-mapped products, and tapping the overseas markets of North America and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).