SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Montessorium Inc. a Sioux Falls, SD, based start-up creating Montessori-inspired educational apps for iPads and iPhones, is pleased to announce a capital investment from Bluestem Capital Appreciation Fund, LLC to provide the company up to $1 million.
This investment, and an expanded Montessorium team, will allow the company to move forward quickly on some exciting additions, all based on the 100-year old method of Maria Montessori. With current titles such as Intro to Math and Intro to Letters, Montessorium seeks to engage children with beautifully designed apps and an individualized learning experience.
Co-founders, Bobby and June George of the Baan Dek Montessori, see their mission as twofold: Empowering parents and educating children.
"At Montessorium, everything is based on the mantra: follow the child. Our ambition is to help children develop independence and confidence, and a willingness to engage with the world. At the same time, we need to jump start a conversation centered around the value of early childhood education with parents."
Bluestem Capital Appreciation Fund, LLC, also of Sioux Falls, is looking forward to its investment and continued support of the educational app developers. "Montessorium strongly achieves Bluestem's criterion of a solid management team with a proven track record and a terrific business plan," said Steve Kirby, Partner at Bluestem. "We look forward to the Company's continued success." Bluestem joins Zynga and Y Media Labs, a member of MDC Partners network, as stakeholders in Montessorium.
What's next for the Montessorium team? Bobby responded, "We're over the moon about the investment. We're especially proud to be able to stay local, and yet reach a global audience. This vote of confidence will afford us the opportunity to take Montessorium to the next level. With experienced advisors at Bluestem, and a passionate team at Montessorium, we're committed to realizing our original vision: helping children throughout the world taking learning into their own hands. We now have the rocket fuel needed to get us where we need to go. We can't wait to join the adventure with you!"
Montessorium's newest app, Intro to United States, allows children to discover their independence through learning the names, locations and animals of each state. What's up next? Montessorium puts every country in the world at your fingertips with Intro to Geography - World Edition, coming soon!
Montessorium aims to create well-crafted, personalized, self-guided learning experiences for children. Their wager: that children are born with a natural sense of curiosity and that you don't have to force them to want to learn. For more information, visit www.montessorium.com.
The name "Bluestem" was chosen to honor the monarch of the prairie grasses - Big Bluestem. Our Midwestern "roots" serve as a foundation from which we expand our desire to excel at the financial development of our business, customers and the communities we serve. Learn more at www.bluestemcapital.com.
SOURCE Montessorium Inc.