EPIC! – Children’s Books Library Raises $8M


In December 2014, Zillionize invested in EPIC! as a seed round investor. Now in December 2015, EPIC! has closed another $8M in Series B funding round. Good luck EPIC!

Founded in January 2013, Epic! offers kids 12 and under (or their parents) an all-you-can-read subscription to over 10,000 books for $4.99. Currently available as an iPad app, Epic! offers features such as badged, reading logs and personalized recommendations.

Please read full story at EdSurge.

Bevi – Smart Water Cooler Raises $6.5M


Bevi, a smart water cooler you can use to create your own flavored and sparkling drinks, has raised $6.5M in Series A funding round. Zillionize, as a seed round investor, made investment in Bevi an year ago and we wish best of luck to Bevi for their steady growth.

Environmentalism doesn’t have to be at odds with quality and convenience. Our team came together with the goal of eliminating plastic bottles by making any healthy drink available on demand.

The company intends to use the funds for geographic expansion and invest in major R&D projects to improve and expand the offerings of its beverage machines.

Please read full story at Xconomy.