Good morning! Today we’re excited to share with you that one of the biggest names in venture capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a $15 million investment in Remind. We’re also thrilled to announce that KPCB partner John Doerr is joining our Board of Directors. In addition to being the first money into companies such as Google and Amazon, John is a huge advocate of public education. He’s helped set up the New Schools Venture Fund, invested in Coursera among many other endeavors in the education space. Our existing investors, The Social+Capital Partnership and First Round Capital, also joined in this round of funding. You can read more over at our press release.
It’s an exciting time at Remind. In the last year we’ve grown from six employees to over 15; we’ve grown from a million teachers, students and parents on the service to over 10 million. We rebuilt our website, we built new iPhone and Android apps, and loved seeing some of you at conferences through the year.
Our vision has always been to connect every teacher, student and parent in the world to improve education and this year we’re planning to run at that vision even harder which is why we decided to raise a new round of funding.
We’re here to help solve the problems that teachers face every day in their classrooms. Every decision we make is put through the lens: “will that make a teacher’s life easier?” With the new financing we’re planning on building more exciting new features to make your lives easier such as file upload, polling, and far ranging new products like payments and permission slips. To make this happen we’re also hiring quite a few more people such as engineers, marketers, support specialists, and more.
We couldn’t have gotten here with you, so we want to give a big “thank you” to all the teachers, students and parents that rely on Remind everyday!