(Victoria, BC, November 30, 2015) LlamaZOO Interactive Inc., an early stage technology company that develops edtech software for postsecondary institutions and students is pleased to announce it has raised $500,000 in private equity funding.
"LlamaZOO Interactive will use this equity funding to continue to develop and refine our EasyAnatomy edtech platform," said Charles Lavigne, LlamaZOO director and cofounder. "This investment and vote of confidence will also allow LlamaZOO to hire additional designers and developers to continue to build our product."
The $500,000 private equity investment comes after LlamoZOO won a VIATEC Startup of the Year Award in June 2015 and received a $50,000 prize as a 2015 recipient of the Spin Master Innovation Fund in September.
LlamaZOO Interactive was cofounded in 2014 by game industry veterans Charles Lavigne and Kevin Oke, and was quickly accepted in the VIATEC Accelerator program that fosters successful technology startups in Victoria, BC.
"EasyAnatomy uses medical information from MRI and CT scans to create detailed 3D models of animal anatomy. Students no longer have to dissect animals to learn about them, and instructors are provided with a powerful new teaching tool," said Lavigne. "LlamaZOO Interactive's EasyAnatomy platform saves universities and colleges money while providing students and teachers with truly innovative learning tools that can be accessed from any device."
EasyAnatomy improves learning and teaching by using sophisticated 3D visualization technologies to explain abstract spatial concepts while borrowing strategies from cognitive neuroscience to update course materials in real time. The educational technology platform also provides educators with deep analytics that provide powerful insights into how students are performing and progressing.
"Educators can use EasyAnatomy to create narrated interactive virtual tours of animal anatomy for their students," said Oke. "Students can study animal anatomy online, anywhere and at anytime. EasyAnatomy also analyzes student performance to create individualized quizzes so that studying is more efficient."
LlamaZOO Interactive will use this latest round of equity funding to hire new staff, acquire new imagery and work with more than 700 students and design partners around the world to continue to test and refine EasyAnatomy.
EasyAnatomy harnesses the power of modern 3D technologies to give veterinary students a new way of interacting with, and learning animal anatomy. This powerful edtech platform combines HD graphics with expertly written course material, integrating everything into an interactive, mobile, social application designed to improve how veterinary students learn.
About LlamaZOO Interactive Inc.
LlamaZOO Interactive is an awardwinning technology company founded by mobile and video game industry veterans. They lead a team of web, print and digital media experts who combine their expertise in user experience and design to create powerful interactive educational technologies that can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere.