SaaS tech startup August Schools raises $5M seed funding led by Tiger Global to modernize software in schools
August Schools is a New York-based tech startup and provider of a SaaS platform for school health and wellness practitioners. The startup got its name from the belief that student care starts in August.
Today, August Schools announced it has raised $5 million in Seed funding to expand its school administrative software offering. The round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from its initial investor Bienville Capital. The company also plans to use the Seed funding to continue building its world-class product and distribution capabilities.
Founded in early 2021 in New York City by Aaron Hammond and Peter Russell, the mission of August Schools is to modernize software in schools, starting with student health. The company’s platform provides a unified, secure workspace for counselors, nurses, learning specialists, and administrators to coordinate and document care.
Teams can engage families, discover actionable insights, and stay ahead of shifting regulations, all while saving practitioner time and institutionalizing individual knowledge. With August Schools, practitioners understand and safeguard the health of the whole school community.
“This is an exciting time to support care practitioners in schools, considering today’s unprecedented challenges to young people’s physical and mental health,” said Peter Russell, CEO and co-founder of August Schools. “The providers we serve play a vital role in their communities, and it’s long overdue that they have modern tools to accomplish that mission, whatever comes next in public health.”