Firefly was founded by two GCSE students, co-founders Joe Mathewson and Simon Hay, who developed the first version to help their teachers and fellow students have access to school information online and out of the classroom.
Soon after, Firefly was being used in several schools and in 2009 Joe and Simon established the venture as a full-time business. Since then, Firefly has grown rapidly, with teams based in London, Brighton, Singapore and Sydney.
In 2016, Firefly secured the largest Series A funding for an edtech company in the UK, at £4.5 million. In early 2019, Firefly gained Series B funding at £5.5 million to further supercharge the school experience.
In early 2023, Firefly was delighted to join the Veracross family. Veracross is a leading provider of cloud-based School Information Systems (SIS/ MIS) designed to meet the unique needs of independent schools, and partners with more than 1,500 primary and secondary schools around the world. Learn more about Veracross here
Firefly’s team is a mixture of former teachers, technology experts, support professionals and more, united in our commitment to empower millions of teachers, students and parents around the world.
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