Wandy Hoh, MeeGenius Founding CEO, Raises $2.4M Series A

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A mom of three, the former VP of Pomona Capital Wandy Hoh raises funding for children’s ebooks.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Children’s digital reading store MeeGenius CEO Wandy Hoh raised $2.4M Series A last week. The round included investment from Sunrise Capital and Sonja Perkins through Broadway Angels.

Co-founders Wandy Hoh and David Park developed the MeeGenius product after 16 months of research and development. The startup has been around since 2010 and MeeGenius apps have been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. MeeGenius is free to download and offers digitized children’s stories with useful features like word highlighting and audio playback.

Two weeks ago, MeeGenius announced that they had been selected as one of 11 seed- and growth-stage companies selected for Springboard Enteprise’s 2012 Media/Tech community-driven accelerator program. CEO Wandy Hoh comes from a background in private equity and investment banking.

Congrats to the MeeGenius team on the Springboard inclusion and funding round announcement – cheers to your accelerated development and continued growth!

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Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.