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She took home top prize — even without roasted grasshoppers

“Princess Stay Awake,” written by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Adriana J. Puglisi, as it appears on an iPhone via the Caribu video-calling app. CEO Maxeme Tuchman and CTO Alvaro Sabido say their startup helps parents and extended family read bedtime stories to their kids when they’re not close to home.
“Princess Stay Awake,” written by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Adriana J. Puglisi, as it appears on an iPhone via the Caribu video-calling app. CEO Maxeme Tuchman and CTO Alvaro Sabido say their startup helps parents and extended family read bedtime stories to their kids when they’re not close to home. Miami Herald file photo

Caribu CEO Maxeme Tuchman took home the big check at a recent global startup competition.

Tuchman beat out 19 other top teams from around the world at the Challenge Cup Global Finals, sponsored by accelerator and seed fund 1776 and Revolution, an investment firm started by AOL co-founder Steve Case. Caribu, a Miami-based education-tech startup, won a $100,000 equity investment from Revolution at the grand finale event in Washington, D.C., last week.

Caribu created a storytime app that connects families, even if they are miles apart.

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