June 8, 2022
Wieblie and ConnectAndPlay Receive Funding from Unknown Group and RVO
PIONEERING “MOVING LEARNING” IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS, WIEBLIE AND CONNECTANDPLAY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR LATEST CAP RAISE FROM UNKNOWN’S LEADERSHIP TEAM (VIA IMPACT TECH VENTURES) AND RVO.
The goal of Unknown Education is to provide skills, knowledge, resources, and exposure to the founders of tomorrow, giving children of the future an education that previous generations never had. To support our goal, we’re pleased to confirm that Unknown Chairman, Edward de Jager, and CEO, Hendrik Halbe has completed an investment in Wieblie and ConnectAndPlay.
The complete education platform, Wieblie, and the innovative moving learning approach of ConnectAndPlay ensure a safe playing and learning environment in childcare. Both solutions motivate children to be active at all times of the day with their products, improving their results through moving to learn on the other. Wieblie’s platform offers ready-made movement lessons, implementation processes, workshops, guidance, and much more in the field of primary school movement learning.
ConnectAndPlay aims to implement moving learning in the education system for all primary schools in the Netherlands. Together with Impact Tech Ventures and Kids Worldwide Factory, ConnectAnd Play will build an eco-system of innovations and innovative companies in order to deliver even more impact.
Mark Bijleven, Director of Wieblie & ConnectAndPlay said:” Through this collaboration, we can get even more children moving! This enables us to realize our growth ambitions to make active learning the norm in primary education and to further develop our interactive products and services. We are the playground for moving to learn.”
Edward de Jager (director of Impact Tech Ventures): “Wieblie and ConnectAndPlay are an excellent addition to our participation portfolio. Together with our sister companies Unknown Group and Kids Worldwide Factory, we work on impact innovation in the field of Edutainment and EdTech for children. Wieblie and ConnectAndPlay fit in perfectly with our motto ‘Play is the Way’.”
Unknown’s founders have invested in ConnectAndPlay and Wieblie alongside RVO through Impact Tech Ventures, an investment fund that has received the Seed Capital facility of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, de Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemend Nederland (“RvO”). RvO is a government agency that operates under the supervision of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.
Wieblie and ConnectAndPlay’s venture page on our website: