During the series B funding campaign, ClassDojo managed to raise at least $21 million. The project is meant to further develop an application that is now connecting teachers and parents and is a great tool that is offering a consistent way to share information between teachers and parents about the progress of students.
At least 2 in 3 schools in the U.S. are now using ClassDojo and the number is projected to rise due to the reliability and configuration of the application. Unlike the once-in-a-semester meetings that would be held to review the progress of students, ClassDojo is making this a continuous process that is also going to bring students closer to their teachers.
At its establishment in 2011, the founders of ClassDojo were concerned about the growing trend where tech firms were making digital curriculum and grade books while they forgot about creating a culture and community that would unite teachers, students and parents. This is why the ClassDojo application was launched and to their surprise it has gained a lot of popularity, becoming a key element that is helping teachers to conduct their business. The application is used by teachers in more than 85, 000 schools in the U.S., both charter and private to public schools.
To make it a conducive environment for connection and empowerment, ClassDojo is designed with heavy security features. The company does not make revenue from user’s data and is privy to the security threats the application is likely to face. Privacy is also guaranteed and provided for through features that also allow the users to control their accounts. The Series B round has brought on board new investors including GSV, SignalFire and Reach Capital. The whole process was overseen by General Catalyst and is bound to make the company bigger.
More about ClassDojo
ClassDojo is a San Francisco based start-up that is working to revolutionize the classrooms by connecting teachers, students and parents through empowerment. The company has created an application that offers real-time messaging between teachers and parents. These interactions are targeted at making classrooms positive places where students can enjoy working in.
At ClassDojo, most ideas are derived from the comments teachers and parents share. The community is created to connect the learning fraternity, so the company has been making effort to ensure those who benefit from the application are offered what they ask for. The company also welcomes individuals with great ideas that could help to make the platform better.