Kano (company)

Kano (company)

Kano provides a system of kits and coding platform that enables users to develop apps, games, and music.

Kano is a British technology company headquartered in London that produces do it yourself (DIY) computer kits and software. Kano was founded in January 2013 by Alex Klein, his cousin, Saul Klein, and Yonatan Raz-Fridman. Alex Klein currently serves as the company's chief executive officer (CEO).

In 2018, Kano partnered with Warner Bros. to release an electronic Harry Potter wand that teaches children how to code. In 2019, the company partnered with Microsoft to release the Kano PC, a transparent and modular laptop and tablet which runs Windows 10 and Kano's software suite. In April 2019, Kano announced it had received a £14 million funding package from HSBC, which the company planned to employ for expansion in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

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Kano funding round, November 2017
28,000,000
November 2017
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Natasha Lomas
December 16, 2019
TechCrunch
London-based STEM device maker Kano has confirmed it's cutting a number of jobs which it claims is part of a restructuring effort to shift focus to "educational computing". The job cuts -- from 65 to 50 staff -- were reported earlier by The Telegraph. Kano founder Alex Stein confirmed in a call with TechCrunch that [...]
Natasha Lomas
November 26, 2019
TechCrunch
We've refreshed our annual STEM toy gift guide with the latest wares clamoring to entice and inspire kids with coding tricks and electronic wizardry. Yes folks! Another year, another clutch of shiny gizmos making grand claims of computing smarts in child-friendly packaging.
Nick Summers
September 27, 2019
Engadget
Back in January, Kano revealed that it was working with Disney on a Star Wars-themed coding kit. It's taken a while, but today we finally know what the company...
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