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Storytelling is our superpower. Learning is our passion.

We’re storyteachers.

Today’s kids are exploring a world far more complex than the one we grew up in, and they’re facing challenges we never imagined.
What skills do they need to navigate this fundamentally changed world?

The ability to think creatively and critically, to adapt and solve problems, to understand and feel at home in communities far beyond their own, and to express their thoughts and feelings with clarity.

These are the new fundamentals, and they’re teachable skills. That’s where Encantos comes in.

We know kids learn best through stories. So we partner with a diverse group of storytellers to create culturally rich, curriculum-infused storyteaching experiences.

Storyteaching engages and inspires kids to think on their feet, to connect with others from backgrounds different than their own, and to be curious and creative.

With the Encantos storyteaching platform, kids learn the skills they need to flourish—and they learn to love learning along the way.

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The Encantos app brings the storyverse to life and uses technology to help customize the experience so that our worlds grow as your children do.

But just as learning shouldn’t stop in the classroom, storyteaching doesn’t stop with our app.

By fusing physical and digital experiences, we expand our storyworlds to meet kids where they are, with the kinds of tools they love. Animated series, books, songs, apps, games, puzzles, and other products encourage kids to continue learning through play, curiosity, and engagement.

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As a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), each of our brands is tied to a family-focused social benefit cause to give back to a community. People want to work for, buy from, and invest in brands they believe in. We believe being a PBC is the most powerful way to build credibility, trust, and value with and for kids and families.

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Steven Wolfe Pereira

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Susie Jaramillo

President, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Julie Fleischer

Chief Growth Officer

Anna María Chávez

Chief Impact Officer

Keith Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

Scott Traylor

Chief Product Officer

Taylor Margis-Noguera

Chief Operating Officer

Sol Trujillo

Chairman and Board Director

Charles Hudson

Board Director

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Carlos Hoyos

Chief Data Officer & Co-Founder

Steven Wolfe Pereira

Chief Executive Officer
& Co-Founder

Julie Fleischer

Chief Growth Officer

Anna María Chávez

Chief Impact Officer

Keith Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

Scott Traylor

Chief Product Officer

Taylor Margis-Noguera

Chief Operating Officer

Sol Trujillo

Chairman and Board Director

Charles Hudson

Board Director

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Chief Strategy Officer
& Co-Founder

Carlos Hoyos

Chief Data Officer
& Co-Founder

Investors

Advisors

Antonio Lucio

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Facebook

Bernadette Aulestia

Former President, Global Dist.

HBO

Björn Jeffery

Former CEO & Co Founder

Toca Boca

Carla Harris

Vice Chariman & Mg. Dir.

Morgan Stanley

Dan Rosensweig

President & CEO

Chegg

Danielle Lee

Chief Fan Officer

Warner Music

Lydia Jett

Investment Partner

Softbank

Melanie Healey

Board Director

Hilton, Target & Verizon

Rich Greenfield

Managing Director

Lightshed

Richelle Parham

Board Director

Best Buy, e.l.f, LabCorp

Stephano Kim

Co-Founder

BlackBoard

Steve Pamon

President & COO

Parkwood Entertainment

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Encantos Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Author

Fast Company

Published

October 8, 2021

Award-winning entertainment-driven edtech company inspiring kids to learn 21st century skills through its unique Storyteaching methodology is among the innovators in the Education category

The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive, they thrived—making an impact on their industries and culture as a whole. This year’s MIC list features 463 businesses from 29 countries.

“It’s gratifying to see Encantos recognized for inspiring kids to learn the 21st century learning, literacy, and life skills that they need to reach their full potential,” said Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO of Encantos. “Our proprietary Storyteaching methodology combines the best of entertainment, education, and technology to teach children the skills they need in the ways they learn best – through digital and physical play. We’re driven to help prepare kids for a future that is more diverse and connected than ever before.”

In Spring 2020, the pandemic forced schools to go virtual, and parents everywhere witnessed the gaps in education. Without the benefits of in-person school, including multimodal learning and socialization, families struggled to keep kids learning and growing at home. Despite attempts to make Zoom learning productive, children had trouble staying engaged and parents sought out trusted brands that were digitally-savvy and that combined the best of entertainment and education to extend learning from the classroom into the living room.

Encantos immediately came to the aid of parents with engaging learning materials designed by early education experts and brought to life with world-class storytellers, designers, and animators. The Encantos Learning Hub was launched within a few weeks of the nation-wide lockdown with free digital content to help kids learn early preschool concepts in English and Spanish, as well as content for kids 5-8 to learn about the world around them through geography, history, and the social sciences. In addition, Encantos made their entire digital library of animated videos available for free on YouTube. Within a few months, the company launched a subscription-based learning app that extends the learning opportunities beyond its extensive line of physical learning products including books, games, plush, and more.

Not only did this strategy help parents during one of the toughest times, it also proved the market opportunity for engaging digital learning products, accelerating the company’s growth and establishing Encantos as a clear leader. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Encantos believes in the power of doing well by doing good. Anchored by its subscription-based learning app, Encantos extends the experience with its physical learning products including books, games and toys. Encantos has quickly become one of the world’s top publishers of diverse authors, bringing to life authentic stories that may not otherwise have the opportunity to be told. Their flagship brand, the Emmy-nominated, Kidscreen award-winning Canticos, brings Latinx culture and the benefits of bilingualism to young children. Tiny Travelers teaches global citizenship and seeks to introduce children to the magic of every country in the world. Skeletitos teaches resilience, helping children face their fears and anxieties. This honor from Fast Company reinforces the urgency of Encantos’ purpose as we begin to imagine a post-pandemic world.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

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Big on stories. Huge on purpose.

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Big on stories.
Huge on purpose.

Our People

We’re a familia of award-winning storytellers, educators, illustrators, thought leaders, musicians, people persons, professional game-changers and amateur salsa dancers helping to change the way kids learn.

Core Values

We believe the way forward to a more equal, just, and healthy world is to raise little ones who learn to appreciate themselves and each other for who they are. More humanity, more learning,
more love.

Quick Facts

Our Kidscreen Award-winning videos are Emmy-nominated, and our app was nominated for Kidscreen’s “Best Learning App”. We’ve become the premier publisher of kids and family books focused on diversity, equality and inclusion. Based in Culver City, CA with its main creative studio in NYC, Encantos is a public-benefit company. Each one of our brands gives profits back to support meaningful causes. Living our purpose is part of our job description. We’re fans of compassion, merengue, and hugs.

Our People

We’re a familia of award-winning storytellers, educators, illustrators, thought leaders, musicians, people persons, professional game-changers and amateur salsa dancers helping to change the way kids learn.

Core Values

We believe the way forward to a more equal, just, and healthy world is to raise little ones who learn to appreciate themselves and each other for who they are. More humanity, more learning, more love.

Quick Facts

Our Kidscreen Award-winning videos are Emmy-nominated, and our app was nominated for Kidscreen’s “Best Learning App”.
We’ve become the premier publisher of kids and family
books focused on diversity, equality and inclusion.
Based in Culver City, CA with its main creative studio in NYC, Encantos is a public-benefit company. Each one of our brands gives profits back to support meaningful causes. Living our purpose is part of our job description.
We’re fans of compassion, merengue, and hugs.

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