Tinkergarten Raises $5.4M to Get Kids to Go Outside, Play and Learn

Tinkergarten Raises $5.4M to Get Kids to Go Outside, Play and Learn
For Brian Fitzgerald, what began as a newborn side project in 2012—when he was working at edtech startup Knewton—has become a fully-grown venture of its own.

Tinkergarten, which operates a network of outdoor-based classes for young children, has raised $5.4 million in a Series A round led by Owl Ventures. Existing investors Omidyar Network and Reach Capital also contributed. (Disclosure: all three are also investors in EdSurge.) The Northampton, Mass.-based startup has now raised $8.3 million in total funding.
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  1. Hello,
    Can you please send me more info on this. I am a Trustee on a school board and have been advocating this for a while. This looks like a great program. Thanks.

  2. Hi I have been advocating this for decades….how do I get involved as an educator.. I’m a special education teacher .. there needs to be a state teacher certification or endorsement for this area that is available through a recognized teaching college or university.. I have yet to find one.

  3. I am SO pleased to know that nature-connectedness is a growing movement to get us all back to Mother Nature!


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