Denver teaching software startup raises $500,000

DENVER — Schoolrunner, a startup that makes software for teachers, has raised $500,000 from investors.

Part of that funding came from the Colorado Impact Fund, reports BusinessDen, a venture capital firm which gave the Denver startup $1.5 million in 2015.

The new funding will go to pitching public school districts, as well as additional charter schools, some of which have been using Schoolrunner since 2012.

Schoolrunner is a desktop and mobile app that tracks grades, school attendance and other measures of behavior, geared towards teachers and school administrators. Parents can also log in to see how their child is doing in terms of grades and participation. The software’s goal is to help teachers upload grades and for administrators to be able to recognize patterns or issues in school curriculums or student behavior.