Ed-tech platform Brio doubles its valuation to 5.5 million Euro, opens new round of investments on SeedBlink
Brio, the ed-tech platform for measuring educational performance, reaches a value of 5.5 million Euro and announces the opening of a new round of investments through SeedBlink. The company thus reaches double value compared to September 2020, when it carried out the first financing campaign on the same crowd investing platform.
This new round of investments was led by businessmen Horia Manda and Valentin Tabus, partners in AXXESS Capital, who invested 550,000 euros, the two thus becoming shareholders of Brio.
The two investors are joined by a new round of financing open on SeedBlink, of 250,000 euros. The members of Brio Syndicate (the SPV constituted as a result of the previous listing on the platform), who already hold the quality of shareholder, exercised their right of preemption to investments a priori to the opening of the public offer. Thus, after exercising this right, the value available for the public offer is 150,000 euros.
“Less than a year and a half away from our first campaign on SeedBlink, Brio® has grown at an accelerated pace and we have managed to do things that are significant for education in Romania, many for the first time, including: the first digital Olympics of mathematics, national literacy and digital literacy tests, history tests and the first integrated training program for teachers in Romania in the use of digital platforms. We still have important plans for our development and expansion, and the fact that we are now announcing a new round of investments is a confirmation of our successful path and a proof of investor confidence in our product,” says Dragos Iliescu, CEO, Chief Scientist and founder of Brio.
The company’s representatives say that the corresponding funding for this round will be intended, firstly, to consolidate the product on the Romanian market, by developing a SaaS platform that will fully cover the testing and evaluation needs of any educational institution and, secondly, the development and the external launch of the test learning product that Brio® develops using programmatic item generation algorithms and Artificial Intelligence.
Approved by the Ministry of Education and Research, the Brio Testing System is designed based on the Romanian curriculum. The Brio platform offers tests in Mathematics, Romanian Language and History, but also in Literacy (functional literacy) and Digital Literacy and is currently used by over 100,000 users and registers over 3,000 active subscriptions and hundreds of thousands of tests.