Cool Kids Club to get a $2 million investment from Google
Google is teaming up with a young startup called Cool Kids, an online-only gaming community, to invest $2.2 million in a new online game that is designed to help kids become more involved in the internet.
The venture, which is still in its early days, aims to make video games accessible to kids at a younger age than they were previously.
“This is the perfect opportunity to build a global community around gaming and digital literacy,” says the company’s chief executive officer and co-founder, Jeremy Lusby, in a blog post.
Lusby says the venture will be called CoolKids, and it will aim to serve a wide range of interests, including the “poverty, disenfranchised and underprivileged.”
The group aims to bring together developers, designers, programmers and community members.
The Cool Kids group has raised $100,000 from a variety of people including the Gates Foundation, the George Soros Fund, Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many more.