Klassroom, a Paris, France-based provider of a parent-teacher communication platform for pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, raised $3m in seed funding.
The round was led by Bpifrance with participation from several angel investors including Jerome Lecat, CEO at Scality, and Andy Myers, President at Waterford.org and former executive at Renaissance Learning.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in countries outside of France, including in the U.S. where more than 700 educators started using the app during the last school year.
Co-founded by Frank-David Cohen and Damien Rottemberg, Klassroom provides a platform for remote learning, video-conferencing, and homework management for parents and educators. When a teacher starts to use the app in one classroom, other teachers in the school join in. Teachers can create a new class in minutes, and they invite parents to access posts in the class feed including announcements, homework, videos, pictures of activities, polls, events, documents, and more. Klassroom can translate all posts and private messages between parent and teacher into 100 different languages, and can accommodate the visually impaired.
The app is now used in thousands of English, French and Spanish-speaking classrooms across 30 countries.