Kid-Friendly Web Browser KidZui Raises $4 Million


Kid-friendly web browser KidZui — which claims “hundreds of thousands of users” — has added $4 million in additional funding. Kidzui’s browser lets kids navigate to more than two million pre-screened sites; parents get a weekly e-mail showing what their kids have looked at online. A basic version is free, although, for $39.95 a year, parents can get additional security controls.

Last summer, the startup also expanded into online video, launching ZuiTube, a YouTube-powered video site that aggregates clips that are safe for kids to watch.

KidZui has several distribution partnerships, including one with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), which offers the premium version of KidZui for free for 60 days to its high-speed internet subscribers. TechCrunch — which first reported the funding — says that KidZui has now also landed a distribution deal with Best Buy, which will pre-install the browser on computers it sells.

With the new funding, KidZui will have now raised $14 million.

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