Ellevation, a Boston, MA-based software company focused exclusively on English Language Learners (ELL) and the educators that serve them, raised over $1.5m in capital.
Backers included LearnLaunch founder Eileen Rudden, Boston venture capitalist Rick Burnes, entrepreneur and investor Josh Tolkoff, Adam Miller, the founder and CEO of Cornerstone on Demand, and NewSchools Venture Fund’s Seed Fund.
Founded approximately 15 months ago by Jordan Meranus, CEO, and Teddy Rice, Ellevation provides tools that are designed to help manage programs and improve student achievement. The company’s current product, ESLReps, is an administrative and data management software tool that helps ELL coordinators and teachers capture an array of data specifically related to English Language Learners. It enables the generation of reports that enhance communication among ELL and classroom teachers, auto-populates required correspondence to parents in over 20 languages, and eases compliance requirements. Ellevation currently serves over 100 district accounts in 12 states with over 100,000 students collectively in all the accounts.