KaZoom is the first digital publishing company in the United States focusing exclusively on the multicultural market, and most precisely Black and Latino readers.
Chicago, IL, December 9, 2016 (Newswire.com) - truCrowd.com - the funding portal that helps US startups and small businesses to raise funds from anyone under Regulation Crowdfunding, announced today that KaZoom Kids Books, Inc, a multicultural, digital-interactive children book publishing company, is open for investing.
Currently based in Chicago KaZoom’s flagship product is KaZoom Kids iStoryBooks – a digital interactive platform, where the company publishes multicultural books and apps for ages 3 to 8. The books engage children with sight, sound, read-along narration, touch and animation through interactive technology.
At KaZoom we believe every child should be able to find themselves and their community in the pages of a book. This lack of diversity in children's literature creates a gap in the sense of self-love that comes from recognizing oneself in a text, from the understanding that your life and lives of people like you are worthy of being told, thought about, discussed and even celebrated.
Donna Beasley, KaZoom Co-founder and Publisher
“If you are an African-American or Hispanic mother of young children you can seldom find children book that reflect your life, family and community, says Donna Beasley, Co-Founder and publisher. There is a void in the publishing industry for multicultural children books. In 2014 only 5% of children literature included children of color. These few books are not nearly enough when you consider that 43% of students in our nation's public school system are Black and Hispanic children and our country is growing more culturally diverse each year.
At KaZoom we believe every child should be able to find themselves and their community in the pages of a book. This lack of diversity in children literature creates a gap in the sense of self-love that comes from recognizing oneself in a text, from the understanding that your life and lives of people like you are worthy of being told, thought about, discussed and even celebrated.”
“The multicultural children book segment in the United States is one of the biggest untapped markets,” says truCrowd CEO Vicent Petrescu. KaZoom gives truCrowd investors not only the opportunity to become shareholders and to support a cause but also to become a character in a book or to tell their life story. I personally think it is pretty exciting to have a children book written around your life story or that of someone you love, don’t you think?”
Taking advantage of the new Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) companies can raise up to $1 million per year from non-accredited investors including friends, family, customers and partners in exchange for equity. Becoming a shareholder it is not reserved anymore only to accredited investors. Anyone can own shares in a startup or small business for as little as $100.
Located in the heart of the financial district of downtown Chicago, truCrowd is an equity crowdfunding portal registered with FINRA operating under Regulation Crowdfunding (Title III of JOBS ACT). It connects startups and emerging businesses with non-accredited and accredited investors from US and abroad. truCrowd built its crowdfunding engine to permit scalability and flexibility.