COVID-19 has accelerated the need for secure remote learning. Funding will be partly used to complete development of a new parental control product as he need for home learning products grows.
5 May 2020: Mobile Guardian, the leading mobile device management (MDM) provider for the global education sector has successfully raised an additional £750,000 in funding from new and existing shareholders, exceeding management expectations. Yellowstone Advisory, a specialist investor relations and corporate advisory firm, advised Mobile Guardian on the latest round, introducing the Company to several new angel investors.
Mobile Guardian helps protect children online, whether at school or at home. Mobile Guardian’s platform means schools can manage and secure thousands of devices such as iPads and Chromebooks distributed to their pupils to support remote learning. As well as protecting children from online threats, teachers can view student screens, close distracting browser tabs and share their screens to ensure the best possible experience for pupils. The Mobile Guardian platform is integrated into Google Cloud’s G-suite.
The global lockdown has sharply increased the need for remote education. With a record number of visitors to the website, enquiries about Mobile Guardian have increased almost tenfold, sales have quadrupled and the traditional, months-long sales cycle common in the education sector, has been reduced to days. As well as schools, Mobile Guardian has also been inundated with enquiries from parents and even Governments as they seek to provide students with effective home school environments.
As a result, the investment will be used to speed up the completion of “Mobile Guardian for Home”. Designed to secure personal mobile devices, parents can access safeguarding tools to protect children from harmful content and inappropriate apps. The product was scheduled for release later this year, but its development will be accelerated to satisfy increased demand from parents, resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Since it launched in 2019, Mobile Guardian has secured customers from major schools in the USA, Europe and the Middle East including in the UK, The King’s School in Canterbury, and North Yorkshire County Council Schools. Enquiries from schools across the globe have increased as more and more adopt mobile technology to support remote learning. This new funding will allow Mobile Guardian to invest additional resource into sales and marketing to capitalise on these opportunities.
Patrick Lawson, Founder & CEO, Mobile Guardian said: “Given the backdrop, to attract such strong investor interest is extremely pleasing. The new funding will help us to continue our mission to protect children on mobile devices, whether at school or in the home. Mobile Guardian was already gaining traction as more and more schools around the world began to use remote learning as a key part of a child’s education. The lockdown has accelerated the trend, and I want to thank all our staff who have been working hard to support clients from remote locations. Mobile Guardian has an exciting future.”
About Mobile Guardian
Mobile Guardian, a Google Build Partner, safeguards children online whether at school or at home. Used by schools around the globe, the cloud-based platform offers multi-OS support, classroom management tools, multi-school management, comprehensive web-filtering and linked parental controls.