About Us

Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a global leading STEAM education solution provider. Targeting the STEAM education and entertainment markets for schools, educational institutions, and families, Makeblock provides comprehensive hardware, software, content solutions, and top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education.

Founder & CEO

Jasen Wang (Wang Jianjun), the founder and CEO of Makeblock (Makeblock Co., Ltd), is a robotics enthusiast, a product manager, and a hardcore maker.He has been once ranked as one of the 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Forbes China.

Wang started Makeblock with the aim of helping people turn their ideas into real physical objects.With the power of innovation and technology, Makeblock allows more people to enjoy creating and have fun.

Global Business

Makeblock products are sold in 140+ countries by 1,600+ channel partners. Our global users had surpassed 8 million and continue to grow. Makeblock products are used in more than 25,000 schools around the world, as well as by families, for STEAM education.

In France, Makeblock products have been incorporated into school textbooks, and over 6,000 French primary and secondary schools are using Makeblock software and hardware for their STEAM courses. In Hong Kong, China, more than half of primary and secondary schools are using Makeblock’s STEAM education solutions. 200 Makeblock themed workshops and robotics competitions took place in 2017. In Antarctica, Makeblock assisted Portuguese and Bulgarian school students on a research project, using mBot Ranger robots for local data collection. In Africa, Makeblock has become the official robot supplier of RobotsMali, Mali’s National Collaborative Robotics Education Center. In Russia, more than half of the state-funded technoparks for children “Kvantorium (Кванториум)” make use of our STEAM education solutions to lay the foundations of strategic talent management plan. Across the globe, the Neuron Explorer Kit has been boarding Apple.com and Apple Stores, and its compatibility with Swift Playgrounds software helps promote coding education comprehensively.

Now, we have subsidiary companies in America, Europe, Japan and Hong Kong China, and has forged strategic partnerships with the likes of Japan’s SoftBank C&S since 2017.

Makeblock In the Media

Awards and Mentions

Over the past few years, Makeblock has been enthusiastically received by the design and innovation communities. It has been presented with no fewer than seven major international awards.

International Educational Accreditation

Makeblock products have received accreditation from the Finnish education standard agency Kokoa.

Milestone

2018
Oct.
Announced official Chinese name Tongxinzhiwu (童心制物)
Released a smart desktop laser cutter LaserBox, a 10-in-1 DIY robot kit MotionBlock and a wireless single board computer Makeblock HaloCode
Partnered with Gratnells, a world-renowned classroom storage system provider, for classroom management and storage solutions
Sept.
Neuron Explorer Kit has been boarding Apple.com and Apple Stores. Its compatibility with Swift Playgrounds software helps promote coding education comprehensively
Aug.
Closed a series C-round fundraising led by CICC Alpha, a subsidiary of CICC direct investment platform
Jun.
Joined efforts with Vernier Software & Technology on a CSTA standard course for STEAM education
May.
Surpassed 6 million global users
2017
Dec.
Surpassed 4. 5 million global users
Nov.
Released Codey Rocky, a smart robot for coding and AI learning
Aug.
Set up the U. S., Europe, Hong Kong and Japan subsidiaries
Jul.
Partnered with SoftBank C&S, and officially entered the Japanese market
May.
Launched MakeX robotics challenge for teenagers
Mar.
Raised $30 million in a series B round of funding at a $200 million valuation led by Evolution Media China and Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd.
Launched the programmable electronic building block platform Makeblock Neuron
2016
Nov.
Released the first game-based programming app for STEAM education, mBlock Blocky
Oct.
Launched the modular and programmable drone, Airblock
Held the national Robocom together with the Central Government of China
Jul.
Integrated Microsoft Cognitive Services with mBlock
Jun.
Products sold on international marketplaces and used by more than 25,000 schools
Opened the first brick and mortar experience store, officially entering the mass consumer market
2015
Dec.
Partnered with over 1,000 educational institutions
Apr.
Launched mBot, a programmable DIY robot kit, and mDrawBot, a drawing robot kit
2014
Dec.
Raised $6 million in a series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital
Feb.
Launched mBlock, a visual programming software based on Scratch 2.0 with hardware-support; officially entered the educational market
2013
Jun.
Raised 3 million RMB in an angel round of funding from Cloud Angel Funds
Incorporated as Makeblock Co., Ltd