Encantos: a kids-focused media company
What it does: Encantos is a 4-year-old education and entertainment company for kids.
Total funding raised: $2 million, according to PitchBook
Recommended by: Monique Woodard, Cake Ventures, and Heather Hartnett, Human Ventures
Why it’s on the list: Demand for edtech has exploded in the past few months amid stay-at-home orders and schools shifting to remote learning, Woodard said.
Against this backdrop, Encantos introduced in June a new app for its Canticos media brand, which teaches preschool-age kids bilingual, Spanish, and English skills through nursery rhymes and videos. It also has brands to teach kids about food and cultures around the world.
Encantos hits on two trends: an “increased need for at-home education and multicultural inclusive storytelling for children,” Hartnett, a partner at Human Ventures, said.