Despite a drop in education-technology investments, edtech entrepreneurship will reach a $1.4 billion payout by the end of 2017. In 2015, Ed tech was all the rage because of reaching a $1.5 billion point. The U.S. education budget is facing heavy cuts in 2018. Edtech startups involving coding premiered a new kit this year to very nice reviews. ClassDojo is a networking tool that brings parents, teachers, and students together.
Work doesn’t take time away from school or vice versa. Teachers show parents what is going on in the classroom. Classdojo is a for profit educational start-up with the wish to make incredible classrooms come to life for parents. Having been founded in 2011, Classdojo is based out of San Francisco. Teachers, parents and students can communicate what goes on in their day to each other through photos, videos, and messages. This company is a fast growing education company with a communication platform, and the program is used by 90% of K-to 8th schools. The team is made up of engineers, designers, and educators.
Parents testify that ClassDojo has made an impact in the classroom by helping students maintain focus. ClassDojo wants to make learning share details. Classdojo has raised $21 million in a Series B round of venture capital funding. The tech connects students to parents in order to communicate consistently about student activities. Parents are able communicate throughout the year with the school. The founders are Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don who closed the VC round in 2015, as well as are using the capital for their team. They are studying what kind of content and features can be used in the app, both in school and while parents are working. ClassDojo have seen lots of other education tech people making businesses. Classdojo is unique for having a free and easy to use digital app because ClassDojo has been marketed to 85,000 schools in the United States. Both public and private schools are a part of this effort yet the startup has not generated revenue, nor will it use its data to do so, having raised $31 million in funding to date.