Hatch Kids is a free online 3D creation platform for kids aged between 6 – 18 to design, code and publish 3D games, Augmented Reality (AR) apps, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) worlds, and metaverse experiences without any prior design or coding …
Hatch Kids is a free online 3D creation platform for kids aged between 6 – 18 to design, code and publish 3D games, Augmented Reality (AR) apps, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) worlds, and metaverse experiences without any prior design or coding experience.
Over the past 6 months, the platform has grown organically to over 1.1 million users across 150 countries via school, government, and ed-tech partnerships, with 75% of the consumption coming from US and Canada. Other top geographies include UK, Australia, and India. Students have created more than 3.6 million projects on the platform to date, in the classroom and beyond.
Speaking about Hatch’s vision, Camp K12’s Co-founder and CEO, Anshul Bhagi, said,
“There are over 100 million kid coders out there today using a variety of free coding platforms to learn coding by building games and apps. These platforms are incredibly effective and set the stage for the kids coding movement starting in 2007, however the vast majority of them are restricted to 2D project creation, built for the age of smartphones and flat screens. As technologies like AR and VR go mainstream, we need to upgrade the tools that kids learn on and that educators teach on for modern-day use cases and content formats. We built Hatch as a kids coding platform for the age of the metaverse. We want to give 100M+ young kids their first AR/VR creation experience and the self-confidence to be builders in the inevitable Mixed Reality future rather than passive consumers of it.”
The platform is also being used by 100+ schools and ed-tech companies in North America, Middle East, India, and Europe to make AR/VR creation accessible for kids.
Camp K12 expects Hatch Kids to top 2 million MAUs by December 2022, owing to strong student demand from students, as well as partnerships with 1500+ schools, ed-tech, and additional government bodies worldwide.
Camp K12 severs over 400,000 students across North America, Middle East, and India and last raised $12 million from Elevation Capital and Matrix Partners India.