Woburn, Mass. – 8D World, the developer of a virtual world
for learners of English as a foreign or second language, has raised $5.25
million in a second round of venture capital financing.
Mizuho Capital, and previous investors Spark Capital and Gobi Partners.
Mass.-based 8D World hired assembled a team of English educators, speech
technology experts and multiplayer game designers to create "Wiz World
Online," its educational virtual world.
The company said it has partnered
with CCTV and ONLY Education, as well as hundreds of schools in China.