San Francisco startup ClassDojo bags $8.5M in funding to manage students' classroom behavior

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Mar 04, 2014 11:28 AM EST

Education startup ClassDojo secured $8.5 million in its first financing round. The company is building a mobile platform that can help teachers track and manage the classroom behavior, according to VentureBeat.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Chaudhary said the investors in the funding round included Shasta Ventures, Yuri Milner, General Catalyist, SV Angel, and SoftTech VC, said a Re/code report cited by VentureBeat.

ClassDojo uses mobile devices to turn behavior management into a fun game for both teachers and students. According to the company's website, the platform uses positive reward system to target and improve specific behaviors of students. It has a feature for tracking, printing, and sharing the progress of students with parents and higher authorities in the school with just a single click on the app, its web profile said.

In August 2012, the company closed a $1.6-million seed financing. ClassDojo was formed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011. The education-focused firm's headquarters is located in Palo Alto, VentureBeat reported.

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