Intellischool, a Melbourne-based education technology startup, recently announced that it has raised $3.3 million in a funding round led by Sydney VC EVP and supported by social impact investor Save the Children Impact Investment Fund, EdTech ventures Schoolbox and Curio Ventures. The round was also backed by several other EdTech entrepreneurs.
With this investment, the company plans to bolster customer growth and for product enhancements amid ambitions to tackle primary and secondary schools in international markets.
Co-founded by Dave Philp and Josh Turci in 2018, Intellischool integrates rich data across software solutions in a school environment to surface analytics. Its unique deep integrations enable the solution to surface context-aware, actionable insights into existing learning workflows, in the process adding value to every education technology value proposition. The startup's SaaS platform takes data from multiple software sources to give teachers, school admin, students and parents insights that help student performance and wellbeing.
Speaking about the platform, Co-founder of Intellischool, Dave Philp, said:
"Teachers can get frustrated and overwhelmed by having to switch between software systems so Intellischool was designed to surface insights within the existing solutions teachers use daily to offer “in the moment” insights to act on. In my previous roles working with schools, I saw first-hand the frustration teachers experienced in making the most from their data. Initial excitement for all new and exciting software was quickly displaced by confusion as valuable information sat across multiple siloed tools. Teachers and school staff were crying out for a way to make sense of all this unactionable data. Josh and I were very deliberate in building a solution that made simple and actionable insights a part of day-to-day learning and teaching."
Philp further said:
"It’s immensely gratifying to see how Intellischool’s product has become mission critical for teachers, students, and school administrators. For teachers, our software allows them to see student performance and identify at-risk students. For the homeroom teacher, year level coordinators, and student mentors, automated and timely notifications have proved critical in facilitating check-ins with students, prompting out-of-cycle interventions and identifying which students may require priority attention."
Intellischool has set out to create value for schools by partnering with organisations that have a shared commitment to delivering high-quality, well-integrated solutions. As a result, it offers deeper integration with partners that make using our products seamless for teachers, students, and the entire school community.
The company believes in using its abilities to make a positive global impact on education. Intellischool is a passionate group of people with varied backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures, but it's unified by the passion to help learners, educators, and the wider education community to improve through the use of data.
Mark Velik, EVP, Investment Manager, added:
"The edutech startup has strong traction in a notoriously difficult to access market, which demonstrates its inherent value. Our discussions with Intellischool customers and prospects confirmed the deep emotional relief provided by Intellischool’s product and the seriousness of the problem to be tackled. Initial offshore customers proved it was a global opportunity of scale for the business to address. In Dave and Josh we saw the perfect founders to tackle this huge task with their deep relevant experience in data and technology roles in schools."