Labster secures $60M Series C to expand the reach of its virtual labs

FEB 10, 2021

The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors including Balderton, GGV and Owl Ventures.

Balderton led Labster's Series A in 2017.  Labster is the world-leading producer of virtual laboratory simulations. Its fully interactive simulations are designed to stimulate students’ natural curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world.

One of the biggest questions we asked ourselves throughout 2020 was how we could help improve learning outcomes and dramatically increase the motivation of the many students forced to learn from home.

Michael Bodekaer Jensen, Founder and CEO of Labster

The pandemic has clearly shown that a lot of ed tech fails because it merely brings old teaching methods online, without tapping into the many technological possibilities that are leveraged for consumer apps and games. Students are bored and we’re losing out on the potential for so many future scientists

Mads Bonde, Founder and Chairman of Labster

Labster simulations have proven to be a complementary learning tool for in-person university and high school education and have also been an essential resource to many hybrid and online courses.

The company is now growing its core offerings to meet the needs of educators and students who are determined to continue learning without interruption due to the pandemic or the many other barriers to education. They are also exploring additional ways to extend their award-winning virtual lab platform to students of all backgrounds, including those who may not have laptops or broadband Internet service.

Take a look at some of the simulations: 

Labster gives students access to a realistic lab experience that will let them perform experiments and practice their skills in a fun and risk-free learning environment. Watch the video to learn what Labster can offer.

Labster’s game-based platform makes learning addictive. Our approach stimulates students’ natural curiosity and attains much higher learning outcomes. In the future, we will see new scientists, healthcare professionals, and science-literate adults who were first trained in a Labster simulation.

Mads Bonde, Founder and Chairman of Labster

Labster already works in collaboration with over 2000 colleges, universities and high schools across 70+ countries. 

The latest round of capital will enable Labster to focus on growing the size of its global team. They are now hiring across all major teams such as engineering, product, sales and customer success. You can find the open roles here

The Labster Team

It has been incredible to watch Labster’s progress over the past four years as they have pushed forward their mission of democratising high-quality education. Adoption has already skyrocketed across Europe and North America, and the team is now building on this momentum, bringing access to best-in-class education to new corners of the world and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, who led Labster's Series A for Balderton Capital

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