The Graide Network, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based provider of a feedback and grading technology platform, raised over $1m in seed financing.
The round was led by Chicago-based Network Ventures.
The company will use the funding to scale its growth into more schools and to accelerate the development of its feedback and grading technology.
Led by co-founder and CEO Blair Pircon and COO Liz Nell, The Graide Network provides an online platform of feedback and grading support to K-12 schools.
It directly supports the development of students’ writing and critical thinking skills through an on-demand network of remote teaching assistants known as “Graiders.” Graiders are undergraduate and graduate students who are aspiring educators, writing tutors, and other subject area specialists. They collaborate virtually with K-12 classroom teachers to grade and provide feedback on formative writing assignments.
Now in its second school year, The Graide Network is serving nearly 20,000 students at over 50 schools.