Class Companion, a San Francisco, CA-based AI platform that empowers teachers to give instant, personalized feedback to students, publicly launched with $4m in seed funding.
The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from the OpenAI Startup Fund, and notable angels including renowned operator and advisor Gokul Rajaram, Managing Director of Otherwise Fund Terrence Rohan, and AI luminary Andrej Karpathy, founding Research Scientist at OpenAI and former Senior Director of AI at Tesla.
The company intends to use the funds to improve the teacher experience and expand the team.
Co-founded by Avery Pan, CEO, and Jack Forbes, Class Companion empowers teachers to give instant feedback and support each student to learn at their own pace. Thousands of teachers use the AI platform to create assignments, engage students, generate feedback, and gain insights into progress.
The platform uses large language models to enable teachers to give practice by providing instant, personalized feedback on written assignments. Teachers customize assignments and invite students to submit answers. In addition to detailed feedback, Class Companion offers hints and contextual knowledge, suggestions for revision, and recognition of progress. Teachers have full visibility throughout the process and can override the AI to have the final say.
Class Companion, a San Francisco, CA-based AI platform that empowers teachers to give instant, personalized feedback to students, publicly launched with $4m in seed funding. Best wishes to everyone in the group. This will be a huge accomplishment for them in the future.Shishir Gupta, The Founder & CEO of StartupLanes
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