LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edlio, a leading provider of custom Content Management Systems for schools and school districts, announced today its acquisition and integration of Sangha, an innovative personalized parent interaction app. Together, the companies now offer the most robust communication package for school administrators, teachers and parents.
Based on a "teacher-first" model, Edlio powers more than 5,000 websites for clients ranging from small public and private schools to larger school districts. What sets Edlio apart from other EdTech platforms is its ease of use, teacher-focused features and beautiful design that reflects the school's brand. Teachers can easily customize their own pages to include bios, photo albums and video galleries. Additionally, Edlio gives parents the ability to subscribe to daily email summaries that include upcoming homework assignments and teacher notes. Popular tools such as Google Calendar, Google Classroom, Twitter and Facebook are all integrated into the Edlio platform.
Based on a "parents-first" model, Sangha is a personalized engagement platform that reinvents the way schools and school districts interact with parents. The application provides actionable calendars that cut through the clutter by delivering only the most pertinent and relevant information to the parents. Sangha's system also goes beyond traditional messaging and enhances online communication with private two-way chats between teachers and parents.
"We are excited to join forces with Sangha and expand our offerings for schools and school districts nationwide," said Ali Arsan, CEO of Edlio. "Together, we've created the most comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package for school administrators, teachers and parents. Our goal is to increase reach and engagement between teachers and parents with a complete toolset unmatched by anything else in the marketplace."
Edlio and Sangha will combine internal resources, pairing Sangha's novel approach to personalized communication with Edlio's agility to create in-demand products for a streamlined experience.
"It was my mission to turn every parent irrespective of their socioeconomic background into a super-parent, allowing them to continue their jobs and be present in their kid's academic lives," said Pavan Batchu, Sangha Co-Founder and CEO. "By combining our communication platform with Edlio's products, we plan to better accommodate the busy lives of parents, administrators and teachers alike."
Sangha Co-Founders Pavan Batchu, Srivatsan Srinivasan and Srikanth Thadakamalla will join the management team at Edlio and continue to support and further develop the platform. Edlio's acquisition and integration of Sangha was made possible, in part, through an investment of $40 million by the private equity firm L Squared.
To learn more about the partnership and the company's future plans, visit www.edlio.com.
About Edlio Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Austin, Chicago, and Mexico City, Edlio makes communication with parents simpler. Edlio powers more than 5,000 school and district websites nationwide with its easy-to-use content management system. Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features designed specifically for teachers and school administrators. For more information on the company, visit http://www.edlio.com.
About L Squared Capital Partners L Squared Capital Partners is an investment firm with offices in Newport Beach, CA and Chicago, IL that seeks to make long-term investments in leading growth companies that operate in targeted sectors: Technology-Enabled Services and Software, Industrial Technology, and Education. A unique investor base of family offices enables them to focus on long-term value creation driven by revenue and earnings growth, not financial engineering or market timing. L Squared has worked together for over a decade and has over 50 years of combined experience investing in growing private companies. For additional information, please visit www.lsquaredcap.com.