ClassDojo Raises $1.6 Million In Funding
Education has gone digital but more than that, it is being revolutionized in ways previously thought improbable. This can be seen in the likes of ClassDojo, which is an online service providing digital character-mapping and behavior management.
The service offered by ClassDojo has met favour among VCs who’ve decided to put $1.6 million in seed funding into the company. This is despite the fact that ClassDojo is now just coming out with a beta release of its services. The VC set reads like a who’s who of investing and involves people who have previously funded the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook. Familiar faces include Paul Graham of Y-Combinator fame and Ron Conway of SV Angel.
The beta launch of ClassDojo is very interesting when one considers the existing numbers behind the startup. There are apparently 3.5 million teachers and students in over 30 countries who have already started to use ClassDojo. This means of course that the new release is aimed purely at stomping the competition.
Sam Chaudhary, co-founder of ClassDojo believes that its high time education technology evolve to meet the changing needs of the classroom: “There’s this whole other half of education that is currently unaddressed by education technology; the half that goes beyond just building good test scores to building character strengths that are essential for lifetime success.”
Clearly the take-up of ClassDojo’s services is ample evidence that its rich and innovative approach to education is needed and welcomed.