Winnipeg-based Permission Click, a platform that helps students and parents efficiently coordinate permission slips, forms, and payments for student participation in school activities, has raised $1.75 million in seed funding.
The round was led by Friesens Corp, with participation from Real Ventures and other unnamed investors.
“Parents and teachers are well familiar with the complications that come with paper-based approval processes. Forms get lost in backpacks, unpaid fees prevent students from participating in events, and district policies aren’t always followed correctly,” said Chris Johnson, CEO of Permission Click. “Teachers say that since using the system the number of parent responses increased considerably, and the average response time is now minutes, not days. Parents report that they love knowing forms and fees actually got to the school.”
Friesens Corp. is one of Canada’s largest printers, and president and CEO, Curwin Friesen, said that Permission Click’s cloud-based platform is “ahead of the game with a solution no one else can offer.”
“The Permission Click platform is exceptionally well-developed. It’s user-friendly, scalable, and includes strong security protocols. In addition, the management team has proven experience with startups and they clearly understand the challenges faced by schools,” said Friesen. “This is an excellent opportunity for us which we’re excited to further maximize by selling Permission Click through our Canadian and U.S. distribution channel.”