AllHere, announced that they have raised $8 million in series A in a funding round led by Spero Ventures. In this funding round, other investors participated from previous rounds such as Rethink Education, Gratitude Railroad, Potencia Ventures, and Boston Impact Initiative, with the addition of new participants which includes Softbank’s Opportunity Fund, Operator Collective, and Yard Ventures. The total amount that AllHere has raised till now is $12.1 million in an investment round.
AllHere is a global leader which provides K-12 districts with personalized technology solutions to improve student outcomes. AllHere automate personalized, messaging interaction with chatbots to enhance attendance rates and lead students and families through schools. AllHere is a combination of conversational AI, behavioral science, and interactive nudges to encourage attendance and engagement in K-12 education.
The CEO and Founder of AllHere, Joanna Smith, said, “Imagine having access to a highly qualified attendance advisor for every student in a classroom. This funding allows us to expand the knowledge base of our conversational AI chatbot to help students and families get information and support exactly when they need it. This is what our district and school partners are asking for as they strive to re-engage students after a challenging year of remote and hybrid learning.”
This funding will be used to improve the capabilities of the conversational AI chatbot of AllHere and help students and families by delivering AI-powered chatbots to K-12 schools. This initiative will also help in upgrading student attendance and grades.
The General Partner at Spero Ventures, Andrew Parker, thinks that AllHere is a perfect example of how the pandemic has accelerated innovation in the education industry. Joanna and her team have built a product that increases attendance and has the potential to become a key channel for schools and families to communicate with each other at all hours of the day.