Early in 2016, ClassDojo announced that they raked in a cool $21 million from a round of venture funding for their innovative technology that connects educators from all over the country to their students’ parents. ClassDojo allows teachers and parents to have consistent communication about students social and behavior development, as well as activities and achievements.
This communication is done throughout the year, which allows parents to know exactly what they’re kids are doing and how they are behaving throughout the day. Instead of being surprised by things at parent-teacher meetings, parents can keep a constant line of communication with the teachers.
This round of funding was closed in late 2015 and ClassDojo’s founders are planning on using the capital to grow their small team and to find which kind of content would be useful to parents who use their app not just during the school day, but at home. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don plan on creating newer content that can help parents guide their conversations at home and better support their students in their environment while they are at school.
ClassDojo’s app creates a positive culture within schools and at home. It uses photos, videos and messages to connect teachers, parents, and students. ClassDojo creates a team that can share in the classroom experience and a better environment at home.
The app is currently being used in more than 90 percent of the country’s K-8 schools and is used in more than 180 countries. More than 20 percent of ClassDojo’s staff has a teaching background, and around 33 percent of kids between the ages of 5 and 14 have learned about empathy and growth mindset with the ClassDojo app.