Sphero acquires educational music tech firm Specdrums

Under the terms of the acquisition, Sphero will launch a new version of the already sold-out Specdrums in late 2018/early 2019 and will continue to work alongside the firm’s founders to develop a raft of additional products.
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Sphero has acquired the educational music tech startup, Specdrums as part of its on going mission to ‘inspire the creators of tomorrow.’

Specdrums is the team behind a line of app-controlled rings that when worn on a user’s finger can turn colour into sound through tapping.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Sphero will launch a new version of the already sold-out Specdrums in late 2018/early 2019 and will continue to work alongside the firm’s founders to develop a raft of additional products.

“We firmly believe that play is a powerful teacher,” said Sphero CEO Paul Berberian.

“With the addition of Specdrums, we are strengthening the A in STEAM in our product roadmap. With Sphero’s infrastructure and the groundwork that the Specdrums founders have already completed, we believe there’s a huge opportunity to continue to inspire curiosity in classrooms and beyond.”

Specdrums CEO Steven Dourmashkin, added: “By partnering with Sphero, Specdrums will be able to reach even more classrooms and young musicians across the world. We’ll now have some of the best resources needed to make a strong impact on education, creativity and play.”

Specdrums originated from a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 that, having successfully raised nearly $200,000 in funding, shipped its products to more than 1,900 backers.

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