Classkick Raises $1.7M

classkickClasskick, a Chicago, IL-based provider of an educational tech platform, raised $1.7m in seed funding.

Backers included Kapor Capital, Lightbank, Yammer founder Adam Pisoni and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its engineering staff and improve the user experience.

Led by Co­Founder and CEO Andrew Rowland, who taught high school math through Teach For America in Chicago before learning computer science and working at Google and YouTube, Classkick provides an educational technology platform that allows teachers to facilitate individualized, real­time feedback to students working on iPads. The app, launched in fall 2014, is now used by educators in over 75 countries and all 50 states. It is available for teachers to download for free.

The company had previously joined Imagine K12, an education accelerator.



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