ParentSquare, a California-based provider of school-to-home engagement platform for K-12 schools, districts, and families, has recently raised $7 million in a seed funding round. According to the company, a number of previous backers participated in the round.
The company intends to use the fresh capital to invest in its technology platform and products and to scale its operations further to serve K-12 schools and districts nationwide.
Founded in 2011, ParentSquare provides a comprehensive communications solution for both parents and school staff. Supported by metrics and reporting, its parent engagement tools can be used in scenarios ranging from the district office to the individual classroom.
The technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for equitable communication.
The company said it now serves over 4 million users across 44 states, including over 40% of California districts. ParentSquare claimed it had raised a total of more than $12 million over five funding rounds since its debut.
The school-home communication category this year has witnessed several early-stage financing rounds. Mumbai-based Uolo Technologies raised $2.7 million in pre-Series A round led by Omidyar Network India and Blume Ventures a month ago. In August, Paris-based Klassroom secured a $3 million seed round led by Bpifrance. ClassTag, an NYC-based parent-teacher communication platform, raised $5 million in seed financing in June.