New York – August 14, 2018 – littleBits, the inventor of the electronic building block, today announced its acquisition of DIY Co., maker of the largest online learning community for kids. A leading hardware platform for learning and invention, littleBits has sold over 1 million electronic building block kits in 70 countries and to more than 20,000 schools.
The acquisition closed on July 24, 2018. littleBits is pleased to welcome Klein to its executive team as President of DIY, as well as his 15-person team including 20-year education expert and executive Chalon Bridges. littleBits also welcomes DIY Co.’s investors to its roster, including Spark Capital, Learn Capital, and Kleiner Perkins.
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