Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Number of employees: 150
Year founded: 2009
Dnevnik.ru provides a comprehensive “one-stop shop” software system for schools. It is the only educational software system in Russia that combines the functions of school management, learning management and social networking.
All within the same system, school administrators can track and analyse students’ attendance and grades, and send notifications to parents and official reports to authorities; teachers can plan lessons, share ideas and access a library of online resources; students can interact with their friends in a safe online space and collaborate on homework projects; and parents can keep track of how their kids are doing. Students can also take their university entrance exams online using Dnevnik.ru.
The system is now used by 28,000 schools in Russia – more than 80% of those which have some kind of automated management system – and 10,000 schools in Ukraine. In total, around 8 million teachers, parents, students and administrators are using the system.
The company operates a “freemium” model, in which basic functionality is supplied and supported free of charge; premium accounts include additional services such as SMS updates for parents about their children’s attendance and performance. Dnevnik.ru also raises revenue through advertising, as well as licensing to regional governments that wish to customize the software.
Dnevnik.ru is currently targeting international expansion, including China and the United States, and aims to become the world’s largest educational platform.