Merlinwand, a publishing startup has raised Rs 1 crore in a seed funding round.
The startup plans to use the funds to provide an immersive narrative experience for hiring and collaborating with tech developers. It will use the new capital for storybooks to corporate gifting and adults, as well as for marketing and brand awareness as it expands into the UK and US markets.
Hyderabad-based MerlinWand was founded in 2021 by Sudarshan Vig, It is an online publishing platform that provides personalized stories for children, turning them into their heroes.
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In a world of information overload, excessive video consumption and screen time, the startup is on a mission to help kids put on their thinking and creative caps and unlock their true potential.
The platform specializes in giving youth a personalized reading experience.
“The money is the product of our entire team’s hard work and is proof that our work is highly received and appreciated. We hope to continue our work and make a difference in the lives of more children and caregivers. The education we can provide in the community is our genuine reward, and we are always looking for new ways to innovate and engage with more people. This funding will go a long way toward assisting us in doing so, and we are grateful to our investors for it “, said, Sudarshan Vig, co-founder and CEO of Merlinwand.
Merlinwand is a mission to turn every kid into their own hero. In a world where devices have taken over the lives of people in general and kids in particular, there is a definitive need to awaken their imagination and thought processes and what better way than to have them read stories? But how to get them interested?? That’s where Merlinwand comes into the picture where we personalize storybooks for children thereby picquing their interest in reading and imagine themselves as the heroes of their own world.