ClassDojo is a San Francisco based startup that is committed to providing education tech solutions to schools in the United States and all over the world. The company that was started in 2011 has grown its presence to 2 in 3 schools in the US, from the biggest public schools in the country to charter and private schools. ClassDojo is also available in 180 countries. To date, the company has raised over $31 million in venture funding.
ClassDojo was founded by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary to offer solutions that were not available on the market by then. Other ed tech companies that offer competition include FreshGrade, Kickboard, Nearpod and Remind. The founders pointed out that none of the companies at the time offered a free and easy-to-use app that sought to bring together teachers, parents, and students to form a community.
The communication platform offered by the company includes an app that allows parents to monitor the activities and progress of their children while in school. The app allows teachers to share memorable moments by taking photos and videos of the students engaging in various activities and sending them to parents. The platform helps the students view the classroom positively and thus enjoy the learning process.
ClassDojo seeks to bring teachers and parents closer than they have ever been. It allows for constant communication throughout the day, as opposed to teacher-parent meetings that were held once a semester. Also, at home, the app seeks to help parents in guiding conversations with their children.
Teachers, students and parents from all over the country continue to embrace the app, with the co-founders pointing out that the money raised in a Series B round of funding would be used in increasing the size of the team and developing content and features. These are aimed at making the app more useful to the parents who use the app during the school day and later on at home during the night.
So far, the company has not generated any revenue from the products they offer. In line with this, the company CTO Liam Don clarified that the company would not generate any revenue from the data provided by the users. He stated that the company would explore other avenues of generating income such as providing premium features to those willing to pay for them. The company continues to distribute its app to more users.
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