Posted March 3, 2020
USM Maryland Momentum Fund Invests $250,000 in InferCabulary
Towson University Incubator-based education technology startup has commercialized a visual vocabulary app that deepens word learning and increases critical thinking skills.
Baltimore, Md. (Feb. 26, 2020) – InferCabulary, a Towson University Incubator-based education technology startup created to help solve illiteracy, received a $250,000 joint investment from the University System of Maryland (USM) Maryland Momentum Fund. The funding will be used to expand the team and to accelerate growth.
InferCabulary is a tool that helps learners infer deep meanings of nuanced words for themselves by analyzing and interpreting the common thread among carefully chosen images and provided captions. The approach offered by InferCabulary’s software is the opposite of rote memorization and, instead, mimics avid readership. It also is designed to teach the many contexts of words in a fraction of the time, which in turn, accelerates student comprehension across the curriculum.
Read the full release from the University System of Maryland.