ClassDojo’s Series B round of venture has raised $21 million for the app. The funding will see the company continue its operation smoothly as it does final touches on the app and look for ways to monetize it. The app is free to download.
ClassDojo is a communication platform aimed at providing teachers and parents with a quick and efficient channel to communicate. The platform ensures that parents are always aware of their children’s development at school. It also informs the parent about his or her child’s academic progress and participation in class activities. This app eliminates the blind spot that has always existed in a child education.
Speaking on the successful Series B round of venture, the company’s co-founders, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, said the raised funds would serve as capital to grow the team behind the high-tech application. The team will have new members to increase its brainpower. The team is now embarking on determining additional contents and features that should be added to the application. The new functions and contents to be developed should improve the lives of the parents. They should also enhance learning of the child and his social and behavioral development. This information was originally published on Techcrunch.com as provided in the link below:
Currently, teachers are using the ClassDojo app to inform parents of the various class activities and their schedules. The teachers also take photos and videos of the events using the application to allow parents to view them and keep track of their kids’ latest work and class participation, thus spearheading a ground-up change. The app has a private messaging feature, which allows teachers and parents to communicate privately.
When ClassDojo was founded in 2011, there was a huge temptation for the founders to follow the popular route of developing digital curriculum, tests, and grade books. However, the founders focused on coming up with a communication platform that would connect and empower teachers, parents, and students. This approach has seen the app create a positive culture in classrooms and schools.
The application’s innovative features and provision of free services have seen it being adopted in 2 in 3 schools in the United States. Its use cuts across public, charter, and private schools. According to recent data, there are over 85,000 schools using the application communication platform in the United States alone.
In future, the app may have a transactional feature to make it easier for parents to pay for supplies, lunches, and field trips. This safe payment method will eliminate the need for sending children with cash or checks to the school.