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Brazilian edtech Yuna raises a $1.6 million pre-seed round

Brazilian AI-powered edtech Yuna raised a $1.6 million pre-seed round led by Canary. Positive Ventures also participated in the round.

Yuna will use the money to further develop its technology, grow its team and consolidate its brand.

Yuna’s mobile app uses artificial intelligence to create interactive and personalized children’s books, promoting reading habits during the formative years.

“Research around the world links low reading scores to a negative impact on children’s imagination, critical thinking and cognitive ability. Encouraging this audience to read is a big challenge due to the competition with new technologies, and we do not want to fight against them, but rather use them to bring reading back into the routine in a playful and interesting way,” said Louis Markham. , founder of Yuna.

Founded in 2023, Yuna’s app has impacted over 40,000 families and has a 5-star rating on the App Store with over 100 reviews.

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