Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don (Co-founders, ClassDojo)
Sam and Liam are two, of six hosts, who will be working with companies in Season 3. #
By: Shahed Khan
An exciting unveil today: If you’re part of Hyper’s upcoming Season in January, you’ll be working directly with Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, co-founders of ClassDojo.
Here’s why we’re thrilled to have them on board:
The ClassDojo story
Sam and Liam met in the UK with a common goal: to find a way to help every kid on Earth get an education they love.
Eventually, that shared goal turned into ClassDojo which launched in 2011 as part of the first cohort of Y Combinator’s education incubator, ImagineK12. Since then, they’ve turned it into one of the largest consumer internet companies in the world built to serve kids.
Some quick facts:
- Industry: Consumer internet / education
- Founded: 2011
- Users: 50M+ teachers, kids and families
- Reach: Operates in 95% of K—8 grade schools in the US, 150 countries
- Funding: Series D
- Valuation: $1.25B
All this to say, I couldn’t be more excited to announce both of them as our upcoming Hosts.
In addition to Liam and Sam, Season 3 of Hyper will pair you with Immad Akbund of Mercury, Shishir Mehrotra of Coda, and one other host (announced next week). They say you’re an average of the five people you spend the most time with. If that’s true, Hyper’s going to help you think more like a unicorn founder.
Applications for Season 3 are open. If you want to spend 4 weeks building your startup with unicorn founders, apply here.