Education tech has rendered the parents-teacher meeting obsolete. This technology has created a community of educators, parents and students where they build specific positive behavior on students in school. ClassDojo is one of the education tech companies that provide these benefits.
Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don founded ClassDojo, which is based in San Francisco CA, in 2011. This was formed to enable millions of teachers, students, and parents to collaborate to see the success of their kids’ lives.
The ClassDojo app provides features that both teacher and parents use either at school are at home. Teachers use this app to plan daily activities and share photos and videos with the kid’s parents showing their participation in recent activities.
The year round and even during school day communication of the ClassDojo community enables parents to know what their children experience in school, the activities they engage themselves and how they behave themselves while in school.
According to the company’s report, this app is used in 2/3 United States schools and over 180 other countries. In the US, 85,000 schools use this app actively inclusive of chartered, private and public schools.
ClassDojo is the easiest way for teachers to encourage students, and share their best moments with parents. When the company was founded in 2011, other edtech companies digitized their curriculum, grade books, and testing platforms but ClassDojo was free and easy to use application compared to them.
Just like other businesses, they do face competition from other education tech companies like Kickboard, FreshGrade, Nearpod, Remind and many others that provide online community for parents, teachers and students.
From the time this company was created in 2011 up to date, the San Francisco-based start-up has raised $31 million in venture funding. It even further moved from the education tech accelerator, Imagine K12 and now it is a part of Y Combinator.
In series B round of venture funding, ClassDojo has raised $21 million. General Catalyst led the series B round of the company. Other investors that are behind the company include GSV, Reach Capital, and SignaFire. The company closed the round in 2015 and are using the capital to grow their team.
General Catalyst Managing Director Hemant Taneja says that the company does not have any plans for monetization. The company motivation is what the parents and teachers need this is what drives the company.