Kano, a simple computer kit which began as a Kickstarter project three years ago, has gone on to become a bona fide hit. It raised 15 times more than its goal and has shipped over 100,000 kits to customers in countries around the world. Today it’s announcing a deal that will get it in front of a lot more potential customers, inking retail agreements with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble, two of the largest retail chains in the US.
Along with the $1.5 million Kano raised on Kickstarter, it has taken $19 million in venture capital funding.
Huh, interesting – this means the Raspberry Pi will be in Toys R Us. They (Kano) also has a new Chairman, John Makinson.
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