EdTech Startup, Clever, Raises $3 Million

Education tech startup, Clever, today announced they raised $3 million in seed funding from SV Angel, Mike Maples of Floodgate, SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier, Google Ventures (Kevin Rose), Bessemer Venture Partners, Mitch Kapor, Ben Parr and Ashton Kutcher.

We’ve been following San Francisco-based Clever closely and have written previously about how they’ve launched an infrastructure using an API, or application programming interface, that aims to bring all the various Student Information Systems under control to significantly lessen the data-entry time for education software developers. Matt Pasternack, who heads up Clever’s business development efforts, previously taught in Harlem for Teach for America before co-founding Junyo. And co-founder Tyler

Bosmeny told TechCrunch that Clever is already partnering with over 40 education companies.

It seems that a lot of folks stand behind Clever. TechCrunch also reported that “the majority of Y Combinator’s partners also personally invested in the round, including Jessica Livingston, Sam Altman, Harj Taggar, Garry Tan, Paul Buncheit and Aaron Iba, as well as multiple angels from well-known education companies, including the co-founder of The Princeton Review, 2tor and Noodle John Katzman, Inkling co-founder and CEO Matt MacInnis, Chegg co-founder Aayush Phumbhra and GSV Advisors CEO Deborah Quazzo.”

Congratulations to the Clever team!

  • Tyler

    Thanks Molly! We’re thrilled to be backed by such great investors, but even more thrilled by all the schools we’ve been able to serve (now pushing 2,000). –Tyler