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About Us

Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution provider.

Targeting the STEAM education and entertainment markets for schools, educational institutions and families, Makeblock provides the most complete hardware, software, content solutions, and a top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education.

Founder & CEO

Jasen Wang (Wang Jianjun), born in 1985, is the founder and CEO of Makeblock (Makeblock Co., Ltd). Wang is a robotics enthusiast, a product manager, and a hardcore maker, and was once ranked as one of the 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Forbes China.

After earning his master degree in Aeronautical Design at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2010 and spending a year in the workforce, Wang started Makeblock with the aim to help people turn their ideas into real physical objects.

Global Business Introduction

Makeblock’s products are sold in 140+ countries, by 1,600+ channel partners. The number of users exceeds 6 million and continues to grow. Makeblock’s 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.

We have subsidiaries in Europe, the United States, Japan and Hong Kong, and entered a strategic partnership with Japan’s C&S Softbank in 2017.

Makeblock In the Media

Awards & Mentions

Milestone

2018
Jul
Codey Rocky and mBot won the 2018 Family Choice Awards
Apr
Makeblock Neuron won the 2018 Gold Edison Awards
Makeblock’s mBot robotics class in Mexico broke the Guinness record as the world’s largest
Feb
Makeblock Neuron and Airblock won the German iF Product Design Award 2018
2017
Dec
Surpassed 4.5 million global users
Nov
Released Codey Rocky, a smart robot for coding and AI learning
Makeblock Neuron named as a CES Innovation Awards Honoree
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.
Airblock and Makeblock Neuron won multiple internationally prestigious product awards including German Red Dot, American IDEA, Japanese Good Design, South Koreanw K-Design
Launched the programmable electronic building block platform Makeblock Neuron
2016
Nov
Released the first gamified programming app, mblock
Oct
Launched the modular and programmable drone, Airblock
Held the national Robocom together with the Central Government of China
Co-organized and appeared on CCTV in the My World Maker Challenge TV show
Jul
Integrated Microsoft Cognitive Services with mblock
Jun

Products sold in over 140 countries and used by more than 25,000 schools

Opened the first brick and mortar experience store, officially entering the mass consumer market
May
Became the exclusive robotics building platform for the RoPorter competition at the TRANSFORMER event held by the Washington Post
Mar
Launched mBot Ranger, a 3-in-1 DIY robot kit
2015
Dec
Products sold in over 80 countries
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
Jan
Became the first Chinese hardware project that ever launched a successful crowdfunding project on Kickstarter
2012
Dec
Launched Makeblock, a DIY robotics construction platform, receiving widespread international media coverage
Jun
Graduated from the first program of the famous hardware accelerator HAX as the only Chinese hardware project
Mar
Raised $23,000 in a seed round of funding from HAX
2011
May
Founded the Makeblock brand