Sequoia, Others Invests $17 M In Startup Toddle


The teaching and learning platform Toddle, used in educational institutes across the globe, secured around $17 million in its Series A round. The round was led by Sequoia Capital India. Venture capital firms, including Tenacity Ventures and Trifecta Capital, also took part in the round. Matrix Partners, Beenext, and Better Capital, all existing investors, also backed the company.

Toddle was founded in 2019 by a team of educators: Deepanshu Arora, Gautam Arora, Misbah Jafary, Nikhil Poonawala, and Parita Parekh. Before starting Toddle, the founders established a network of international preschools and worked with K–12 schools.

Deepanshu Arora, Co-founder and CEO of Toddle said “Being educators ourselves, we understand how complex a job teaching is. Toddle originally started as a passion project – as teachers, we were using 5 different tools to manage our work and it was a really painful experience. We wanted to build something that will make our lives simple. It’s really satisfying to see what started as a passion project is now being used by 40,000+ educators at 1,500+ schools in over 100 countries. While most companies are trying to improve education by working outside the school system, we think the real opportunity lies in helping our schools become better.”

Toddle began with an emphasis on IB schools and has since grown to serve more than 20 per cent of IB schools worldwide, including those in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, China, and the United Arab Emirates. The company has recently expanded its product offering to include other international curricula such as Cambridge, British, and American curricula, and will soon launch a preschool product.

“Software is transforming every industry including education. The Toddle founders’ passion for education is palpable and has grown on us in the several years that we have known them. They have poured this passion into building a product which is widely loved by educators around the world. Their school-led approach is refreshing and we are thrilled to partner with them in their quest to transform teaching and learning,” commented Ashish Agrawal, Managing Director, Sequoia India.

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