Seesaw is a program that allows students to save their work into a digital portfolio that is instantly shared with their parents. The program also provides a place for teachers to communicate with parents at home by sending individual messages, class announcements or attaching files such as monthly newsletters. Seesaw is currently used by millions of students in over 150 countries around the world and have recently reported that they are in 1 of every 2 schools in the United States.
Seesaw is co-founded by:
Adrian Graham Charles Lin Carl Sjogreen
For this biography, I am going to focus on Carl Sjogreen as he initiated the idea for Seesaw and still has an active role in Seesaw.
Carl Sjogreen has had the entrepreneurial spirit ever since he was a teenager, with his first endeavor being to create a video-conferencing setup at his high school in Cleveland. After high school, Carl attended Harvard University where he found his passion for being a project manager. It was at this time that he began (and later sold) his first company, Transformis, a stylus studio software. He later went on to work for Google and helped launch Google Calendar before founding NextStop.com which later sold to Facebook. Eventually, Sjogreen founded Seesaw after learning that, “it’s very hard to make things simple. No matter how much you try, the first time you put it in front of someone, it’s too complex.”
Seesaw employees a team of qualified people who are working towards Seesaw’s mission of wanting to, “create an environment where students are inspired to be their best.” With the growing demand for the program, I think Seesaw would be a great investment and I do not see any room for improvement at this time.