ClassDojo has managed to raise $21 million in its venture funding Series B round to fund the development of technology that will offer parents and teachers with a communication platform. The new technology will enhance the teachers, parents and students connection by allowing easier and frequent communication. Parents will benefit from the technology by getting to know about all student’s activities, behavioral and social development while at school. The new technology will allow efficient communication throughout the year and through the official school day on their children’s progress and behavior. This will reduce the surprise parents usually get when they learn of some behaviors in the conventional parent-teachers meeting held once in a semester.
Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, ClassDojo cofounders, stated that the series B round was closed sometimes late last year (2015). They explained that they would use the capital in growing their team and figuring out the kind of features and content that will be of use to parents using the app at home. Chaudhary stated that the whole idea is aimed at guiding the conversations taking place at home and enhance the development and learning of kids at school. ClassDojo will make it possible for teachers to communicate their activity schedules to parents on a daily basis. The app will also allow teachers to take snaps and send them to parents to appraise them of their children’s activity participations and latest projects.
The founders stated that they saw their opportunity in 2011 about the need to have an app that would help in creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools. They set out to creating community between the students, teachers and parents. The app seeks to bring a ground-yp change in the way parents-teachers meetings are conducted, and could include some transactional features to enable parents pay for lunches, field trips or supplies.
ClassDojo was founded in 2011 and is situated in San Francisco, California. It is a class communication app that enables students to develop social-emotional skills. It also creates a simple platform for parents, teachers and the students to share the activities of the day via videos, messages and pictures. ClassDojo is among the education technology companies that are growing fast. It is loved and used by so many teachers, parents and students in over 2 in 3 schools based in the U.S. and an additional 180 countries. The team behind the app comprises of designers, educators and engineers from all over the world with backgrounds in charter and public schools.