Every year there are 100s of startup companies that have great and unique ideas for creative apps. However, most of these companies fail because they either recycled an old app concept that has been done many times already (video calling) or there is no market for the app. Yet, there is one company that has a fresh take on how to help an enduring market, the educational sector.
ClassDojo is a communication app that is used in classrooms to encourage students to develop social-emotional skills. The communication platform also allows teachers, parents, and students to share what’s transpiring during the school day via photos, videos, and messages.
ClassDojo was founded by co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011 in San Franciso, CA.
The tech company is quickly becoming popular in the educational technology field. Its app is being utilized and embraced by millions of teachers, parents, and students in 90% of Kindergarten through 8-grade schools in the United States, and in over 150 other countries.
The brains behind the business would include designers, engineers, and educators from around the globe. Many of them have a deep knowledge about public and charter schools. Also, a lot of them come from top companies such as Airbnb, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Y Combinator and more.
Sam Chaudhary has strived to listen to teachers, parents, and students during the development process which has been a big part of the app’s success. Consequently, ClassDojo answers a real teacher-parent problem which is providing them a way to communicate about a student growth outside of the parent-teacher conference.
The company has raised $21 million from investors. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, say that they are using the funds to expand their team and to decide on what type of content that will interest both the teachers and students. Also, they would like to add features that will benefit the parents. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don insist that they want the app to be used not just at school, but also at home.
Chaudhary says that the app is to help parents to have meaningful dialog with their children while at home and develop there social behavioral skills in school.
Learn more about ClassDOjo: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/class-dojo/