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Ed tech firm raises $1.25 million, including from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank

Ed tech firm raises $1.25 million, including from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank

An education technology firm that relocated to Baltimore in January said Wednesday it has raised $1.25 million in venture capital financing, including a $300,000 investment from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

CWIST, which creates software and lesson plans designed to turn drones and robots into educational tools, plans to use the investment to expand its team, said founder Chris Sleat, 49, who started the firm in Annapolis in 2013. The company has two employees and 11 contractors, he said.

CWIST hopes to raise $1.5 million in its Series A financing round, Sleat said.

Plank invested in CWIST through Sagamore Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of his private...

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