ROYBI Closes $4.2M, Making Personalized Education a Reality

We’re thrilled to announce that ROYBI, our AI-powered robot dedicated to early childhood education and language learning, closed its seed round from investors in Silicon Valley. With the closing of $4.2 million in financing, we plan to accelerate the development and manufacturing of our product prior to launch.

“This capital is the start of a tremendous value that we can bring to families around the world,” said the Founder & CEO Elnaz Sarraf. “Our education system needs fundamental change. The way we teach our children at an early age needs to keep pace with today’s advancements. To better prepare children to become leaders in a future far different from our own, we need to make changes. At ROYBI, we believe it is necessary to revise our current education practices to meet the evolving needs of children.”

Currently, ROYBI is in the process of launching its pilot program across the globe, starting with the United States and later expanding into the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In the coming months (year/s), we plan to increase the availability of its platform to make personalized education more accessible to young children, parents, and families everywhere.

“Today there is an urgent need to improve early childhood education worldwide, particularly in the area of language learning,” explains ROYBI’s advisor Lasse Rouhiainen. “Language learning is the cornerstone of early childhood education, and statistics show that children who learn foreign languages become more successful in other areas of life as well.”

Language learning is the building block for a child’s education. If they can communicate, they can learn about anything or ask for help. At an early age, children learn primarily through conversations. These interactions help them develop vocabulary, social skills, and understand their emotions. The more often your child verbalizes their ideas, feelings, and experience, the more confidence they will gain.

Parents these days are busier than ever and may not have the opportunity to spend as much time communicating with their kids. It’s vital that children outside of school continue to practice these skills, which is why ROYBI makes the perfect learning friend. Children can engage with ROYBI whenever they feel like chatting or learning something new.

Along with strengthening language skills, ROYBI’s goal is to make a global change in the education system by focusing on personalized learning. Everyone has a different set of abilities and skills — even those we label as having “disabilities.” ROYBI provides a uniquely tailored teaching experience by focusing on the child as an individual and catering to their needs. Using its machine-learning technology, ROYBI gradually adapts to each child to deliver optimal content, including over 500 lessons, stories, and songs that continuously update based on their progress.

Personalizing learning with ROYBI helps children focus on their learning style and pace. Children deserve an education plan that will help them reach beyond their potential, and it should be based on their individual abilities, not on a group norm or standard.

With the support of our investors and dedicated team, the company’s vision for ROYBI and personalized learning is now becoming a reality. Using innovative technologies from Silicon Valley and best educational practices from Finland through the partnership with xEdu Accelerator, ROYBI is at the frontier of personalized education. ROYBI invites you to join this journey to make personalized learning both available and exciting to young children all over the world.

For more information, check out ROYBI’s official press release from Business Wire. If you are interested in working with ROYBI or learning more about our mission, please reach out to us at

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