ConnectYard, Inc., a Wayne, New Jersey-based provider of a centralized social media communications platform to educational institutions, completed a $500,000 Series A financing from Jumpstart NJ Angel Network.
In conjunction with the funding, Gina Tedesco, Jumpstart’s lead investor, will join ConnectYard’s board.
The funds will enable the company to implement its expansion strategy while continuing to invest in innovative teaching and learning technologies.
The proprietary ConnectYard platform allows faculty, staff and administrators to easily communicate with students using a variety of popular social and mobile media, including Facebook, Twitter and text messaging. In addition, it can be used by various departments for institutional messaging, notifications and emergency alerts.