Mumbai-based Trumplab Edusolutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind communication app for schools-Knit has raised an undisclosed amount in seed round of funding led by a group of investors including Rohit Jain, Co-founder Mexus Education and Amit Rambhia, Vardhaman Technology .
Knit is a one-way communication app which allows teachers to broadcast messages/SMS to all the parents right from their phone. For every classroom a teacher creates, the app provide them a unique code using which anyone can subscribe to the classroom either via app or via SMS. Once all the parents are on-board, teachers can start broadcasting reminders, announcements, homework etc.
The company had done a pilot at P.G. Garodia School in December and there were around 600 parents and 30 teachers. Everyday around 2500 reminders were sent by these teachers.
The app was made available to other schools on 1st January and since then it has signed up 5 schools and is about to signup many more in coming days.
According to the company, currently 10k messages are sent daily. “We are targeting 20k unaided-high-end schools initially where we have around 20 million parents and teachers,” says Jaideep Poonia, co-founder, Trumplab Edusolutions.
Currently, Knit app is available for free and for future the company plans to enter into freemium model where it will provide teachers and parents some additional features for which it will charge but this basic, core application will always remain free.