Learn.xyz – a generative AI learning startup – recently announced the launch of its fully AI-powered social learning app on iOS and Android on the heels of closing a $3 million seed funding round. Launching to a global market recently, the app allows users to learn about any topic in almost any language.
Learn.xyz’s app is like a mixture of Duolingo and Wikipedia (powered by AI), creating bite-sized “Curiosities” that feature slides and a quiz in mere seconds just from taking in a user’s question.
And the company launched into closed beta in March, and its early adopters have created more than 60,000 Curiosities to date. These Curiosities cover every imaginable topic, ranging from history to physics to biology to sports.
The funding round was led by Blockchange Ventures with support from Borderless Capital, Vanagon Ventures, w3.fund, and Power of N. And individuals including LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky and Go1 Founder Andrew Barnes, participated in the round. The Learn.xyz team has talent from LinkedIn, Stripe, Meta, Peerspace, and an octopus mascot called “Lumi.” The company’s Advisors include Kai Roemmelt, CEO and board member of e-learning giant Udacity, and Tanya Staples, former executive at LinkedIn Learning.
“For the first time ever, thanks to AI, we can bring education to a true mass market. Growing up abroad, and being lucky enough to have access to a free school system, this is a mission that is near and dear to both of our hearts.”
“The incredible variety of our users’ questions amazes us every day. Social learning is the perfect use case for Generative Artificial Intelligence and LLMs — it’s the new electricity, allowing us to build completely new business models that were not possible previously.”
– Learn.xyz CEO and Co-Founder Christian Byza
“By making learning casual, fun, and social, we believe we can motivate a massive audience. We’ve all been there, feeling like we are wasting precious time on social media — Learn.xyz strives to be the app you feel great about spending time in.”
– CTO and Co-Founder Arndt Voges
“What the Learn.xyz team has built is truly exciting; with users from more than 150 countries, they are a global product already, despite just coming out of beta. This is a significant head start in an industry that will grow quickly. We are excited to be early partners with the Learn.xyz team.”
– Cailleach DI Weingart-Ryan, Partner at Blockchange Ventures