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Motionblue |

Synthesizing analog and digital to create the perfect fun & educational toy.

  • Business
  • Seoul , South Korea
  • Founded 2004

Raising $ 2,000,000

Investment



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The Goal

Motionblue wants to raise $2M in order to develop MOBLO and market it to a global audience.
MOBLO is a child product that integrates study and play with blocks and mobile contents . Now, with your help, we plan to make it global.



Background

• Latest development
- Signed 2K units annual supply contract with TUNTUN, an educational company
- Good response following pilot classes at a company kindergarten in the Kyowon Group
- Announced a collaboration with XDF, the largest educational group in China,to offer coding classes
- Awarded governmental tasks in partnership with the Seoul National Univ of Education

• Funding
- Required for R&D and global B2C Market
- Received $4M through VC

Pre-money Valuation

$10,000,000

Lead Investor

IBK Capital

Venture arm of Industrial Bank Of Korea

Pitch Deck

Current View

Founding Story

As a company that has provided digital content for over 10 years, Motionblue has been perfectly positioned to observe the trend in education shifting from traditional – using books and physical teachers – to digital. However, after noticing the existing problems in digital education for children, we began to conceive of an interface that would integrate the strengths of both digital and traditional forms of education. In 2015 with the support of the Korean government, we were able to do just that in the form of MOBLO. We dream of spreading the fun and scalability of digital content and the sensitivity of traditional education to children through MOBLO.

Company Description

MOBLO is a smart educational tool that was created with the mission “Always Fun” in order to foster in children creativity and intelligence fit for the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Fun: The tangible blocks interact with mobile content in a three-dimensional way, stimulating the curiosity of children and allowing them to learn eagerly and happily.

Useful: MOBLO offers useful learning content that improves real-world problem-solving from the creative to the computational in children aged 4 to 11.

Necessary: MOBLO is an ideal and essential tool for broadening our children’s horizons in this digital era.

The educational market is entering the digital world, in which children experience a variety of media content through their computers, smartphones, and tablets in their everyday lives. MOBLO will play a critical role in introducing young children to the digital educational world. This will give them an edge in both cognitive development and experience with digital interfacing. Blocks, as children’s favorite toy, have the advantage of improving creativity and spatial intelligence. The mobile platform, meanwhile, has the capability of delivering a variety of educational content. MOBLO (Mobile + block) synthesizes all of these strengths and creates an environment that fosters fun learning.

The main features of MOBLO, a tool that combines analog sensitivity and scalability with digital content, are as follows: as you build with the analog blocks, the shapes appear in 3D on the digital screen. Also, interaction with the digital device can light up the physical blocks, move figures, and turn on motor blocks, allowing users to familiarize themselves with the digital world. Through incorporation of these interactive elements, MOBLO will naturally train the computing mind, which is key in this digital era.

MOBLO, an interfacing product between blocks and digital devices, is a product with infinite possibilities.

As of June 2017, we have created 25 original storylines, 1,368 levels, and over 3,132 questions which can be used to create 1,600 sentences and endless stories. We are launching our own content tailor-made to help children grow and develop. By February 2018, we will have developed an additional 8 unique storylines.

Through collaboration with various educational companies, we will become a revolutionary educational platform for children.



Products & Services


MOBLO |

MOBLO consist of board plate for connecting blocks, various function block, exchangeable skin included NFC Tag.

MOBLO is a tangible interface for infants to help shape their first experiences of the world, featuring a convergence of digital and analog, powerful expandability, and a variety of content.

MOBLO includes a digital board for connecting blocks, various functional blocks, and interchangeable skins with NFC tags. The digital smart board and the blocks are connected, allowing an exchange of data and seamless integration with mobile content.

Using the NFC tags, the smart board has the ability to recognize when a child adds or removes blocks. The smart board can also identify the type of block (item block, horse block, etc.) the child is moving. All of the changes the child makes to the board show up on the MOBLO digital screen.

We provide content for infants and children by synchronizing with object recognition technology based on IoT and mirror world.





Featured Team

Name Bio Contact
Bi-jung Kang General Manager. Majored in CSE at Inha Univ. I have been developing serious games since 2000. I made english learning MMORPG 'ENAQUEST', voice recognition speech game'crossen games' and so on.

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jehoon Hong Founder of Motionblue. CEO of Motionblue. Inventor of Moblo. Master of interaction design at Hongik graduate school. Bachelor of Architecture at Konkuk Univ.

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Funding

| Total Funding Amount: $3.4 million

KRW 1.2 billion ($ 1.1 million) | September 2017 | Seed

Investor Name Description Country
Angel Investors


KRW 1.2 billion ($ 1.1 million) | February 2017 | Series B

Investor Name Description Country
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Songhyun Investment South Korea


KRW 1.0 billion ($ 924,214) | May 2016 | Series A

Investor Name Description Country
IBK Capital Venture arm of Industrial Bank Of Korea


KRW 330.0 million ($ 304,990) | January 2016 | Seed

Investor Name Description Country
Angel Investors



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