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GoGuardian

Reshaping the learning environment for teachers and students everywhere

Background

As part of Sumeru’s education technology theme, we first met GoGuardian in 2017 and were impressed by the highly innovative product and the strong founding team addressing digital learning shifts in K-12.

Sumeru believed that GoGuardian’s strong operating metrics across growth, customer retention and profitability were differentiated in the EdTech space, and invested in the company in 2018.

GoGuardian’s management rolled a significant equity stake, creating a well-aligned organization ready to deliver on its mission as a premier K-12 teacher and student learning platform.

Value Creation

GoGuardian and Sumeru collaborated on a product roadmap designed to strengthen core offerings and introduce new products for an increasingly dynamic digital learning environment.

The Company’s go-to-market structure positioned it to meet demand through both direct and indirect sales channels, with Sumeru lending insights to build a multi-modal GTM strategy with strong SaaS KPIs at-scale.

Sumeru worked closely with GoGuardian’s CEO and CTO to build a scalable management team and Board for long-term market leadership. Sumeru also worked on multiple strategic acquisitions that strengthened the platform’s student engagement and assessment technologies.

Results

In July 2021, GoGuardian announced a $200 million strategic investment from Tiger Global, valuing the business at over $1 billion and providing the Company with additional capital to accelerate its mission in bringing more effective learning solutions to schools worldwide.