HEDLINE: ClassDojo raised $8.5 million Series A


ClassDojo, a platform for real-time behaviour tracking and feedback in the K-12 space raised a $8.5 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures with participation of General Catalyst, SoftTech VC, Yuri Milner, Paul Graham and SV Angel. The round was raised about a year ago.

This round brings the total funding raised by ClassDojo to around $10 million.

Key Takeaway

ClassDojo took part in Imagine K12’s first batch that also included remind101 which recently raised a $15 million Series B. The platform aims to make classroom behaviour management easy for the teacher and fun for the students.

According to re/code ClassDojo has 20 million registered users. ClassDojo captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. The app allows teachers to give students real-time feedback reducing the time spend on behaviour management.

ClassDojo also helps students to adapt better behaviour as research suggests that immediate feedback results in a greater effect of the reinforcement. Students can access their data at any time. Parents can also receive real-time data from their children right out of the classroom.

ClassDojo is currently free to use for teachers and it promises to stay free forever for early-adopter teachers.

The funding was first mentioned in an article on re/code by Liz Gannes.

Further Reading

  • In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple | re/code
  • ClassDojo raises $8.5M to put digital gold stars on your kid’s digital folder | VentureBeat

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