My sister is a kindergarten teacher, so I often harass her with questions about the latest ed tech tool or learning app that crosses my inbox. Usually, she says she’s never heard of or doesn’t use the cool, venture-backed service the blogosphere happens to be raving about that day (because, let’s be honest, there are tons of new classroom tools but teachers have only so much time to try them out). So it was a surprise, last week, when it was my sister who sent me an email gushing about an ed tech startup.
Launched about two years ago, Remind101 gives teachers a simple and safe way to send text messages to parents and students. And my sister clearly isn’t its only fan: the company says it’s used by more than 400,000 teachers and, on Tuesday, announced that it had raised $3.5 million from a group of top investors.
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