Toddle, a Bengaluru-based teaching and learning platform, has recently raised $17 million in its Series A round led by Sequoia Capital India. The round also witnessed participation from Tenacity Ventures and Trifecta Capital along with existing investors Matrix Partners, Beenext, and Better Capital. The company plans to hire for 70 to 80 positions in the next four to five months, according to an official statement.
Co-founder by a team of educators, Deepanshu Arora, Gautam Arora, Misbah Jafary, Nikhil Poonawala, and Parita Parekh in 2019, Toddle is an EdTech SaaS startup. The platform’s first product is a teaching and learning platform used by independent schools offering IB (International Baccalaureate) and other progressive curricula. The company is on a mission to help teachers do their work. It helps teachers across the world collaborate and also enables them to share teaching resources.
Speaking about the company, Co-founder & CEO of Toddle, Deepanshu Arora, said:
While most companies are trying to improve education by working outside the school system, we think the real opportunity lies in helping our schools become better.
Toddle claims to have been used by over 40,000 educators from more than 1,500 schools, which includes both free and paid customers, in over 100 countries. Besides India, it currently operates in the US, UK, Australia, China, and the UAE. The startup has recently expanded its product offering to other international curricula such as Cambridge, British, and American, and will soon be launching a product for preschools, the statement further mentioned.
Commenting on the funding, Managing Director of Sequoia India, Ashish Agrawal, said:
The Toddle founders’ passion for education is palpable and has grown on us in the several years that we have known them. Their school-led approach is refreshing and we are thrilled to partner with them in their quest to transform teaching and learning.
Adding further about the platform, Gourav Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Tenacity Ventures, said:
In a short period of time the Toddle team has built a world-leading product that is loved by educators and students alike.
Toddle last secured an undisclosed amount of funding in January 2020 from Matrix Partners and Better Capital. The firm has raised about $22 million through all rounds.