Dreamscape Learn, a Los Angeles, California-based educational VR company developing learning experiences focused on pedagogy with cinematic storytelling, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round.
The round was led by Bold Capital Partners, GSV Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and Cengage Group.
The company plans to use the funds to accelerate growth and expand operations.
Founded by Walter Parkes, a motion picture producer, and Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University (ASU), Dreamscape Learn is on a mission to transform education through cinematic storytelling, cutting-edge immersive technologies, and advanced pedagogy. It develops immersive learning experiences that blend innovative pedagogy with cinematic storytelling. Dreamscape Learn is built in collaboration with Arizona State University, and through deep collaboration with ASU faculty, the company has developed both VR-enabled biology courseware and a platform for instructor-led experiences that allow faculty to conduct class from any imaginable location relevant to their class’s area of study.
Dreamscape Learn has reinvented the biology course for both undergraduate and K-12 levels in deep collaboration with world-class biologists and biology educators. With modules spanning core biology areas like cell signaling, genetics, adaptation and evolution, niches, biostatistics, and experimental methodology, Dreamscape’s biology lab can work in combination with an established biology curriculum, or it can become the entire curriculum.
Dreamscape Learn platform is a unique software package that both enables the richly immersive experiences of its products and supports third-party development of new environments and tools. The company’s software development kit allows clients to build extraordinarily realistic 3D environments for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching with minimal technical resources.
As part of the investment, GSV Ventures managing partner Deborah Quazzo will serve on the board of Dreamscape.