January 27, 2016
Edtech has been killing it over the past year. Just last month we brought you news of edtech giant Blackboard expanding their DC presence with a new 71,000 square-foot office. And we're constantly learning about new edtech startups that are launching into the market and pretty much revolutionizing how people learn.
It could be considered a sign of the times, but edtech startup Panorama has recently doubled in size in terms of people, and now in office space. The Boston, MA-based education data analytics company just announced a pretty big expansion. Customer demand was so big in 2015 that they had to hire aggressively to keep up with it and have grown to 50 people.
“Demand for Panorama’s solutions is soaring as more districts aim to measure what really matters for improving teaching and schools,” said Panorama Education Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Feuer in a statement. “Our mission to empower educators with data and best practices has struck a chord. We’re grateful to the many forward-thinking educators who have put their faith in Panorama, and who are now seeing firsthand how data can meaningfully impact K-12 education.”
The company helps K-12 schools collect feedback in the form of surveys from teachers, parents, and students, and then analyzes the data to help improve the learning environment. Currently Panorama serves over 3 million students across 40 states and recently added a few very large districts including the Dallas Independent School District, Seattle Public Schools, Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools, and Newton (Mass.) Public Schools, to its list of clients.
Their technology helps educators and school administrators understand student engagement, social-emotional learning, family involvement, school culture, and teacher retention.
Over the summer, Pandora announced a $12M Series A funding round with participation from Owl Ventures and Spark Capital. No doubt this funding helped the company reach its current level of expansion.
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