Early learning start-up Alphabet Babies backed by £100,000 investment

Glasgow company to use funding from Equity Gap and Scottish Enterprise to launch new literacy and language programmes

Alphabet Babies, a Glasgow start-up which provides online learning materials for babies and toddlers, has received £104,000 investment from angel syndicate Equity Gap and the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

Established in 2011 but launched in September 2014 by a former English teacher and head teacher, Alphabet Babies specialises in “fun” learning programmes for those aged zero to five years-old with songs, drama, puppets and other interactive formats.

It plans to use the funding to launch a new literacy and language programme aimed at parents of young children wishing to experience “fun learning times” with their child at home.

Alexis Viswanathan, co-founder of Alphabet Babies, said:

“We are very excited at the prospect of launching our materials aimed at parents later this year. The funding we have received from Equity Gap and the Scottish Investment Bank makes this launch possible and we are pleased to have demonstrated the potential and wide appeal that our products have.”

Equity Gap’s Fraser Lusty added: “The originality of the product [Alphabet Babies] have developed is key to growing their customer base and moving the business forward, and we hope that by bringing funding and a commercial perspective to the business we can assist the team in taking the business to the next level.”

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