Educents, an Oakland, California-based online marketplace for classroom products, secured $2.9m in seed funding.
The round was led by SoftTech VC with participation from Crosslink Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Kapor Capital and Learn Capital and angel investors Deborah Quazzo, partner at GSV and Joanne Wilson.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its marketplace offerings to include new seller storefronts, buyer wish lists and crowd funding options.
Co-founded in 2013 by CEO Kate Whiting and Kaitlyn Trabucco, Educents provides an online marketplace that allows educators to research, review and buy products and resources for their classroom.
It also offers daily deals and discounted products to students, parents and educators by working with established educational suppliers.