- The California-based education data startup Clever has raised $3 million in new seed funding for its efforts to develop a standard API for K-12 schools.
- The new funding comes from sources including actor Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel and Google Ventures.
- Clever wants to create an API that will make it easier for developers to build widely-adopted applications to serve schools' data management needs.
From the article:
"... During their time at Y Combinator, the accelerator’s co-founder Paul Graham challenged the team to integrate with 40 schools by the end of the program. But, as Gigaom reported after YC’s Demo Day, Clever far surpassed that goal, reaching 1,000 schools by the time the co-founders took the stage at Demo Day in late August. Today, that rapid growth continues, as the startup announced this morning that over 2,000 K-12 schools have now adopted its technology since June. ..."