ClassDojo Secures More Than $20 Million From Investors

San Francisco startup ClassDojo revealed it raised $21 million in venture funding for its technology that produces ground up education changes for teachers, parents and students.

 

General Catalyst led the company’s Series B round and new investors were made up of GSV, Reach Capital and SignalFire.

 

Hermant Taneja, General Catalyst Managing Director commented in a statement that he sees ClassDojo’s user growth comparable to a social network platform, such as Facebook, even though it is developed for education.

 

The 25-employee startup, which was established in 2011 by cofounders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, has raised $31 million in venture funding to date.  See additional info on businessinsider.com.

 

According to the cofounders, the funding will bring into play new content and attributes for not only the school day but also for home use as well as expand the company’s team.

 

The founders pointed out while there are similar offerings in the market, their app stands out as it is a user friendly app that creates a positive culture and community between all its participants.

 

Operating on all devices, including computers, phones and tablets, future features could make it possible for parents to pay schools using their phones for field trips, supplies or meals.

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ClassDojo, which builds the exchange of ideas between teachers, parents and students, is actively used in 90 percent of K-8 schools in the US and in more than 180 countries.  More of this on inc.com.

 

The company has been awarded the TechCrunch Crunchie Award for Best Education StartUp 2015, Inc. 30 Under 30 For Education, 2015 and more.

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ClassDojo Raises $21 Million Expand Parent-Teacher Communication Platform

ClassDojo has recently raised $21 million in a Series B round of funding as it continues to grow its innovative communication app that connects parents and teachers. The app has streamlined the way parents interact with their child’s teacher. If all goes well, ClassDojo will make the annual parent-teacher conference a thing of the past.

 

The app works in a similar way to many social media platforms parents are already familiar with. Teachers can post updates about a student’s performance, send photos and videos, and keep parents abreast of the goings on in a real-time basis. With this kind of instant communication, parents will never be surprised by a report card or progress report.

 

The app really empowers parents to take an active role in their student’s academic career. It is already being used in over 85,000 schools in the nation. This means that 2 out of 3 schools are using the technology. By building a ground up communication platform, ClassDojo is not only changing the way parents and teachers interact, but they may also change the way instruction is delivered to students.

 

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The app could be used to deliver customized instruction, lesson plans, and discussion guides directly to parents to share with their children. There is even a possibility that the app could be used to distribute digital versions of textbooks to students, saving schools large amounts of money.

 

ClassDojo co-founder, Sam Chaudhary sees the app as a tool to help parents support the growth and development of their children at school, something many parents have been seeking for a long time.  See related story on angel.co.

 

The company has raised a total of $31 million since it was founded in 2011. As the app continues to be adopted by teachers across the country, ClassDojo will have a positive impact on the educational system going forward.  Source:  en.wikipedia.org

 

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