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Acquired by 
Total Funding Amount $12M
Schoolwires provides strategic online communication, community-management and productivity solutions to the K-12 education market.
Categories  Communications Infrastructure, Education, Information TechnologyHeadquarters Regions  Great Lakes, Northeastern USFounded Date 2000Founders  Edward S. MarflakOperating Status ActiveFunding Status M&ALast Funding Type Venture - Series UnknownNumber of Employees 51-100
IPO Status Private
Website Facebook  View on Facebook LinkedIn  View on LinkedIn Twitter  View on Twitter Contact Email moreinfo@schoolwires.comPhone Number (800) 424-9299

Schoolwires provides strategic online communication, community-management and productivity solutions to the K-12 education market. The company's core product is SchoolwiresCentricityTM, which brings together robust and flexible website management, community management and web 2.0/social network capabilities in a single, user-centric solution.

Schoolwires also delivers SchoolwiresSynergyTM, a digital file sharing solution, Schoolwires AssistTM, a service request solution, and SchoolwiresShare(TM), an exclusive online client community and support center.

Schoolwires is recognized in the Inc. 500 List as one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation. The company's on-demand solutions are deployed at nearly 4,000 schools serving an estimated four million students, parents, teachers, and administrators throughout North America.

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Lists Featuring This Company

Northeastern US Education Companies
2,458 Number of Organizations ● $8.1B Total Funding Amount ● 1,980 Number of Investors
Communications Infrastructure Companies that Exited
646 Number of Organizations ● $45.7B Total Funding Amount ● 793 Number of Investors
Kennet Partners Portfolio Companies
60 Number of Organizations ● $1.7B Total Funding Amount ● 223 Number of Investors
Communications Infrastructure Acquired Companies
566 Number of Organizations ● $10.2B Total Funding Amount ● 693 Number of Investors

M&A Details

Schoolwires was acquired by Blackboard on Feb 4, 2015.
Transaction Name 
Schoolwires acquired by Blackboard
Acquired by 
Announced Date Feb 4, 2015

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 1
Total Funding Amount $12M
Schoolwires has raised a total of $12M in funding over 1 round. This was a Venture - Series Unknown round raised on Jan 15, 2009.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Jan 15, 2009
Venture Round - Schoolwires
1$12M Kennet Partners


Number of Lead Investors 1
Number of Investors 1
Schoolwires is funded by Kennet Partners.
Investor Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Kennet Partners
Venture Round - Schoolwires
Eric Filipek

Company Tech Stack by Siftery

Schoolwires uses 16 technology products and services including Google AnalyticsGoogle Tag Manager, and Microsoft Outlook.

Mobile App Metrics by Apptopia

Downloads Last 30 Days 4,913
Monthly Download Growth -35.75%
Schoolwires has 4,913 monthly app downloads. The most popular apps downloaded are Duval County Public SchoolsMBS Schools, and Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
App Name  
App Store  
Monthly Downloads  
Duval County Public Schools
Itunes Connect 4,901
MBS Schools
Google Play, Itunes Connect 7
Naperville Community Unit School District 203
Itunes Connect 4
Newton Public Schools
Google Play, Itunes Connect 1
Clarence CSD Mobile
Google Play, Itunes Connect 0
Roseville Joint Union High SD
Google Play
Lockport City School District
Google Play, Itunes Connect
San Diego Unified School District
Itunes Connect
Valley Park Schools
Itunes Connect
Houston ISD
Google Play

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

Schoolwires is actively using 52 technologies for its website. These include ApachePHP, and Global Site Tag.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

Schoolwires is ranked 1,330,573 among websites globally based on its 17,640 monthly web visitors.

Patents and Trademarks by IPqwery

Schoolwires has registered 2 trademarks with the most popular class being 'Scientific and technological services'.

Interest Signals by Bombora

Schoolwires employees are showing high interest in Relational SearchKentico, and Security Compliance.

Competitors & Revenue by Owler

Schoolwires has $21.6M in estimated revenue annually. Schoolwires competes with SchoologySoftChalk, and Crescerance.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 6
Schoolwires has 6 current team members, including Senior Director of Human Resources Steve Kipp.
Steve Kipp
Senior Director of Human Resources
Judith Luzeski
Vice President of Client Services
Cindy Yates
Vice President of Sales
Melissa Kalinowski
Vice President of Marketing
Peggi Munkittrick
Sr. Director of Product Strategy

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 3
Schoolwires has 3 board members and advisors, including Gary Zentner.
Gary Zentner
Board Member
Eric Filipek
Board Member
William Fowler
Board Member

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 2

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