AfterSchool HQ Raises $3 Million in Seed Round to Revolutionize After-School Programs
INDIANAPOLIS – June 2, 2023 – AfterSchool HQ, an educational technology startup, today announced the close of its $3 million seed funding round. The investment will be instrumental in driving the company’s mission to revolutionize after-school program management for youth-serving organizations, making quality after-school education accessible and engaging for children around the country.
AfterSchool HQ’s funding round is led by Reach Capital with participation from Black Tech Nation Ventures, Sixty8 Capital, Ruthless for Good Fund, Elevate Ventures, Start Something Ventures, and Flywheel Fund. The funds raised will allow the company to further develop its digital platform, expand its reach, and deliver an enhanced educational experience to its growing user base of youth-serving organizations.
AfterSchool HQ offers a comprehensive online platform that combines state-of-the-art technology with a curated experience for youth-serving organizations. The company assists youth-serving organizations to fill classes, manage enrichment programs and measure impact. AfterSchool HQ provides an easy-to-use program management platform tailored to the unique needs of every after-school program, eliminating extra administrative work and allowing organizations to stay focused on serving the students they love. The platform hosts a diverse range of organizations, including STEM, arts, languages, sports and more, ensuring well-rounded and accessible experiences for students on evenings, weekends and during the summer.
“We are thrilled to have successfully raised $3 million in our seed funding round,” said Darye Henry, Founder and CEO of AfterSchool HQ. “This investment is a significant milestone for us and reaffirms our commitment to transforming after-school education for providers. As someone who ran an after-school program, I understand the challenges program providers face to manage all aspects of a successful experience. With these funds, we will continue to innovate and develop our platform, empowering children to discover and cultivate their passions while learning in a fun and interactive environment.”
AfterSchool HQ’s platform is already making waves in the education technology space, with thousands of students and parents benefitting from its user-friendly interface and dynamic community of youth-serving programs. The company’s rapid growth and impact have garnered widespread recognition, resulting in an increasing demand for its services across various communities.
“Quality education should be accessible to all, regardless of location or socioeconomic background,” added Jennifer Carolan, Co-founder and Partner at Reach Capital. “AfterSchool HQ provides children with after-school experiences that ignite their curiosity, foster their love for learning, and equip them with the skills they need for success.”
AfterSchool HQ plans to utilize the capital infusion to expand its team of talented professionals, invest in research and development, and strengthen its marketing and customer acquisition efforts. The company is also exploring strategic partnerships with educational institutions, after-school program providers, and other key stakeholders to further accelerate its growth trajectory.
With the successful completion of its seed round, AfterSchool HQ is poised to lead the transformation of after-school education by harnessing the power of technology and personalized learning. As the company continues to redefine the educational landscape, it remains dedicated to empowering children with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in an ever-evolving world.
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About AfterSchool HQ
AfterSchool HQ (AHQ) provides an online platform that helps youth-serving organizations fill classes, manage enrichment programs and measure impact so they can get back to serving the students they love. The company promotes programs on its platform while managing and streamlining administrative work, such as registration, attendance and billing. All enrolled programs get access to participation data to track impact for better outcomes for their students. Our company’s mission is to keep students learning and engaged, in person and online, even outside of the classroom.