LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kano, the London-based creative computing company, has surpassed its $500,000 funding goal on Kickstarter for the manufacturing and production of its new creative computing system, which includes the Camera Kit ($129.99), Pixel Kit ($129.99), Speaker Kit ($129.99), and a new way to code them called Kano Code.
“Kano’s global community of makers, technologists, teachers and beginner-level coders from 86 countries continues to drive our mission to be the first-ever end to end computing platform for all ages,” said Alex Klein, the co-founder and CEO of Kano. “We are overwhelmed by the positive response to our new computing system, and look forward to bringing physical and digital creative computing concepts to even more people around the world.”
Kano’s Kickstarter campaign received return support from notable backer Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, and new support from Nile Rodgers, the Grammy-winning composer and producer.
Kano’s original Computer Kit for all ages became one of the top funded educational products launched on Kickstarter. The current campaign will end on October 27 at 11am ET/4pm BST, with The Pixel Kit being the first product to ship in January 2017.
To support Kano on Kickstarter, please visit: http://kano.me/kickstarter. To use Kano Code, please visit: http://kano.me/code. Visit Kano World at http://world.kano.me and to see art creations made with code, please visit: http://art.kano.me. Follow @TeamKano on Twitter and Kano Computing on Facebook.
Kano is a London-based company that empowers people of all ages to make, learn and play with computing, with its system of kits and open coding platform. Its first “computer anyone can make” has shipped to 86 countries around the world to people, ages 6 to 81, who have used it to make PCs, screens, radios, artwork, music, games, Minecraft hacks and more. More than 19 million lines of code have been shared in its online community, Kano World, where anyone can try out Kano’s apps for free. Kano was founded by Alex Klein, Yonatan Raz-Fridman and Saul Klein and has raised $19 million in funding, from its initial record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to investors that include Jim Breyer, Marc Benioff, Martin Sorrell, Index Ventures, James Higa, Troy Carter and Shana Fisher, among others. To learn more about Kano, please visit: http://kano.me.