Spielwarenmesse: Sphero acquires littleBits

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Sphero acquires littleBits

26. August 2019 09:10 h

Sphero and littleBits are teaming-up with the intention of becoming the No. 1 STEAM and coding solution for educators, kids, and families

By toybook.com

Known for its educational robotics and STEM products, Sphero has been a dominant player in the educational tech space while littleBits pioneered electronic building blocks. By acquiring littleBits, the Sphero portfolio will hold more than 140 patents in robotics, electronics, software, and the Internet of Things (IoT). For nearly a decade, both Sphero and littleBits have created new categories of learning tools, with their combined efforts reaching more than six million students in the classrooms of 65,000 teachers across 35,000 schools around the globe.

Both companies once took part in the Disney Accelerator Program, with Sphero (2014) and littleBits (2016) eventually producing products licensed by Disney, including Sphero’s famous BB-8 App-Enabled Droid, and littleBits’ Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit.

Sphero plans to continue spurring international growth with further acquisitions of other products and companies.

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