Youban, a Chinese developer of educational apps and content for kids, has received Series B funding from TAL Education Group. The company did not disclose the exact amount of this investment, but said hinted that it was in the area 8-digit (yuan).

The startup has raised seed capital in the past from Cai Dongqing, founder of China’s leading animation company Alpha Animation and Culture, and Series A from Oriental Fortune Capital.

Founded in 2012 by former Tencent staff, Youban develops smart role-play apps for kids in the 0-8 years old age group.  The kids can start a journey with ‘Little Dragon’, or ‘Xiaobanlong’ in Chinese which is a cartoon character that take users on an adventurous trips or accompany them to finish certain learning tasks. The company offer apps for nursery rhymes and poems.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.