Organization Name: Brightwheel

Focus Area: Littlest Learners
Region: United States
Sector: For Profit
Investment Year: 2018
Brightwheel is the leading SaaS platform for early education and the complete solution to run both classroom and business. With brightwheel, teachers save valuable time through easy tools for assessment, communication, and photo sharing; administrators can manage their business with enrollment, reporting, and online bill pay; parents get a beautiful, real-time view of their child’s day that helps them participate in the learning and continue it at home.

Why We Invested

Childcare providers are small business owners, and benefit from solutions focused on school quality by reducing administrative tasks and increasing teaching time. With brightwheel, preK teachers and care providers can manage their business, while sending parents updates about their kids throughout the school day. This time saving can be repurposed for quality teaching—80% of teachers and directors report saving 1-5 hours weekly by using brightwheel. By expanding their offering into more child care centers, Brightwheel increases the quality of education and the parent-school connections that is known to have meaningful impact on parental engagement and children outcomes.

At brightwheel, the daily experience of teachers and parents is the absolute focus - and that becomes a measurable differentiator for our schools.
Dave Vasen, CEO and Founder, Brightwheel