Klassroom, the Paris-based company that reinvents parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, raised a $3 million seed round.
The round was led by Bpifrance and several angel investors including Jerome Lecat, CEO at Scality, and Andy Myers, President at Waterford.org and former executive at Renaissance Learning.
This funding will enable Klassroom to accelerate growth in countries outside of France, including in the U.S. where more than 700 educators started using the app during the last school year without any significant investment in that market.
Klassroom is already the leading app of its type in France with nearly one million users. It’s user community doubled in just under two months during school closures and the COVID-19 crisis.
Klassroom provides a platform for remote learning, video-conferencing, and homework management in an intuitive format for parents and educators.
When a teacher starts to use the app in one classroom, other teachers in the school join in very quickly and easily.
Teachers can create a new class and they invite parents to access posts in the class feed including announcements, homework, videos, pictures of activities, polls, events, documents, and more.
Level of parent engagement: 90% are monthly active users
Parents can react to posts, contact the teacher for appointments, or initiate private conversations using tools that are designed to strengthen parent-teacher relationships while protecting the teacher’s time.
Klassroom can translate all posts and private messages between parent and teacher into 100 different languages.
Every parent or guardian can be involved – even across multiple households.