September 2018 — Fundraising: we did it!

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Sep 17, 2018 · 3 min read

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It is with great joy that we can officially announce having raised 10.5 million euros! This gives us the strong financial momentum to continue our growth through diversification of our activities and international development.

After a first round of financing of €1.5 million in October 2014 (Partech, CEA-Investissement, Kima Ventures, C4 Ventures), iskn now counts CM CIC and iXO Private Equity among its new partners, investing alongside Partech, C4 Ventures and Supernova Invest to finance this new round and to support our ambitions.

Following the launch of our first product, the “Slate”, which combines the emotion of pencil with the magic of digital technology, our goal is to become a technological point of reference within the world of Enhanced Interaction.

A plethora of projects are currently in the works and will very soon see the light of day….

Through our technological know-how, we plan to become a standard-bearer in the world of Enhanced Interaction, thanks to a platform technology that allows us to diversify applications and uses.

A major project is underway…

We can’t tell you about it yet, but without revealing it too much, we can already say that this new experience around Enhanced Interaction will revolutionize the world of edutainment… Stay tuned!


Another of our objectives is to revolutionize the world of education, in part with our writing/learning tool that combines the physical and digital. This project has already launched in Asia with a major partner in Chinese education. As China is a country culturally very attached to the graphic arts, where learning to write is long and tedious, this can become a facilitating tool at a key stage in education.

By offering our white label technology solution, we will bring the digital dimension that is currently lacking in traditional graphic arts. This is a great project to follow as well….

On the international side, we plan to strengthen our physical presence around the world, mainly in the United States following the warm welcome of the Slate at the MoMA Design Store in NYC. Over 2,000 Slates have been sold in less than three months in an emblematic location in the heart of NYC, the artistic city par excellence! This fine achievement confirms that the American market is more than abundant and ready. Our concurrent objective is to also strengthen retail sales in England, Germany, and Scandinavia as well as in China.

It should be noted that since 2010, this crazy adventure continues to seduce followers… 3, then 7, then 10, then 16… today 40 employees have joined the iskn team. And it’s not about to stop there.

Why set limits? Dream big to outdo yourself and move beyond again and again, that’s our leitmotiv!

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✎ The French Startup behind the Slate, a Smart Drawing Pad that gives Digital Life to your Paper Creations.

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