Clever, a K-12 education technology platform, has received $10.3 million in a Series A investment round led by Sequoia Capital. Currently used by more than one in eight schools, Clever automates manual and time-consuming tasks like student account creation, making it easier for schools to implement and maintain a wide variety of learning applications. Clever is supported by more than 100 leading education developers, including Amplify, Imagine Learning and Google.
The new funding will be used to accelerate hiring and manage the company's next stage of growth as it evolves its underlying API technology into a digital learning platform for the classroom. Clever, which has now raised nearly $17 million of VC funding to date, is adding Sequoia's Bryan Schreier to its Board.