ClassDojo, a leading communication platform that connects educators and students with parents, has successfully raised a whopping $21 million in series B venture funding. The money raised will be used to distribute and popularize the ClassDojo application to more teachers across the world. The round of funding was raised from several investors including General Catalyst, SignalFire, GSV and Reach Capital. To date, ClassDojo has raised about $31 million.
By ensuring constant communication throughout the school day, parents are able to remain apprised of everything their kids are experiencing in school. This is a great leap ahead of the traditional parent-teacher meetings held once every semester.
What the Creators Had to Say
ClassDojo co-founders, Liam Don and his business partner Sam Chaudhary, said that the capital raised will be used to grow their current team and figure out additional features and content to incorporate into ClassDojo to make the platform more useful to parents while at home. Currently, teachers use ClassDojo to snap photos and take videos that are later shared on the platform.
The two co-founders started the company in 2011 when they realized that there was an unexploited market niche in the education tech sector. They recognized that there was a need to create an application that was easy to use and would create an interactive community and culture between parents, teachers and students.
In just 4 years, the application has grown tremendously and is currently used in about 85,000 U.S. schools. Going ahead, the founders plan to create useful premium content and features that parents would pay to use instead of introducing data fees. They also plan to start transactional features to enable parents pay for school items and activities like lunches or field trips.
The ClassDojo communication platform provides the easiest and convenient way for parents to know what goes on inside their kids’ classrooms. They can now follow the daily progress of their children’s schoolwork. The application has created a more interactive classroom atmosphere that encourages students and teachers to become actively engaged.
ClassDojo is a teacher-led initiative because the creators realized that teachers are by far one of the biggest stakeholders in education. They know what works in their classrooms as well as the weaknesses and strengths of their students. Today, this platform has grown throughout the globe with over 8,000 classroom moments share every minute. 2 in every 3 schools in America use the platform. So far, it has incorporated over 15 million students.
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