Classroom communication app ClassDojo closes $35m Series C round

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. March 7, 2019

Student showing his ClassDojo digital portfolio

ClassDojo, an education app which allows school teachers and parents to communicate, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. It was co-led by GSV Capital and SignalFire along with participation from previous investors including General Catalyst and Uncork Capital.

Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students and families use to build strong relationships. The company serves hundreds of thousands of schools in 180 countries and claims that its growth has been 100% organic, by word-of-mouth referral from existing users.

Sam Chaudhary, ClassDojo co-founder and CEO, said:

“We believe the world’s $10 trillion education market is at the very beginning of a shift from top-down decisions, to serving consumers — teachers, children, and families. People know a great education isn’t a product that can be built and ‘shipped’ to classrooms, like an iPhone or a Tesla. It’s an experience that gets created every day by the community of people in schools doing the work: teachers, children, families, and school leaders.

“They are the most important part of the education system, and they’re beginning to demand better. Our focus is on serving these communities, helping them give their children an education they love. This financing accelerates our ability to do that through international expansion and investment in more education experiences.”

The new investment brings the total raised by ClassDojo to $65 million. It will support the company’s long-term vision of building “the world’s first consumer brand in education”.