SchoolCircle, one of the members of our vibrant Plug and Play community, today announced that they have renamed the company to SimplyCircle. Until now, SchoolCircle has been a site where parents and teachers can communicate about the classroom. But now, you can manage any type of group or club on SimplyCircle, including sports teams, scout troops, PTAs, school-wide communities, groups of families and friends, as well as classroom communities.
SimplyCircle makes it easy to communicate and organize any group, whether it’s a family of four or a group of 100. With SimplyCircle, users can create secure, private communication circles. Then they can send announcements, create events and tasks, share photos and documents, and manage volunteer signups. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything that group leaders need to organize their groups.
We had a chance to catch up with SimplyCircle CEO Elena Krasnoperova last week. “Parents told us that they loved all the features of SchoolCircle, and they wanted to use it for even more parts of their lives – to have their entire lives as parents organized in one place,” said Elena. “We were delighted that they found our product so useful! And given how the product usage was broadening, it made sense to update the name as well.”
In addition to all the work they have been doing improving their core product, the SimplyCircle team has also been busy making acquisitions. They recently acquired four different services that help groups better organize and communicate – Jooners, JustBetweenFriends, Causera, and Qlubb. “We are so excited about welcoming these customers to our SimplyCircle family,” Elena said. “Over the next several months, they’ll all be able to take advantage of the updated SimplyCircle technology and get even more powerful tools to manage their groups.”
The SimplyCircle team has been part of our Plug and Play community since 2014. “For a fast growing startup like us, being at Plug and Play has been a huge benefit,” Elena said. “We are able to take advantage of great networking opportunities, to share ideas and contacts. Plus, the flexibility of being able to add office space capacity quickly as you scale has been valuable.”
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