In a sequence series B project led by General Catalyst to finance a classroom app that allows teachers and parents to interact, ClassDojo managed to raise $21 at the close of the round in late 2015. The app allows regular communication and keeps parents updated on their children’s progress. Students programs, most recent activities and student’s involvement in school projects are conveyed to parents through photos and videos by teachers on each school day.
The founders noted that they saw a need to have an app that allowed interactions by teachers, students, and parents and were prompted to build the app. The capital raised would be utilized in adding experts to their team and innovating ideas that can help parents use the app all days regardless of whether it’s a school day. More of this on linkedin.com.
Though faced with stiff competition from education-tech firms like FreshGrade, Nearpod, and Kickboard, the app has gained popularity and is used by 85000 schools varying from the charter, private, and public schools in the United States. ClassDojo still aims at distributing the app to additional teachers and parents. The app has also grown to be a part of Y Combinator graduating from the education tech accelerator, Image k12. Hemant Taneja, MD for General Catalyst noted that he anticipated the app to grow with a social network and messaging podium as well as allow parents to purchase school content and pay for school activities. Amazon.com has additional info to offer.
ClassDojo, a classroom communication app was founded in 2011 by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. Its headquarters are based in San Francisco California. The team is made of experts including designers, engineers, and educators with massive experience in public and charter schools as well as in social networks. The company has so far raised a capital of $31 and has recorded new investors such as GSV, Reach Capital, and Signal Fire.