Since 2011, we’ve helped simplify communications between schools and families—and empowered educators along the way. Here’s how we got our start and where we’re going next.
How we got started
Smore launched in Seattle in 2011 through the Techstars Accelerator program. Initially designed as a newsletter tool for small businesses, Smore soon found its calling in the K–12 education sector, becoming a favorite among teachers and principals for its simplicity and engagement.
We secured an initial round of funding in 2013, marking a turning point in our growth.
Where we are going
In 2022, Smore joined forces with SchoolStatus, a leading provider of education communication solutions. This exciting collaboration expanded our reach and resources, allowing us to serve the education community in even more ways.
Today, our platform is used by over 6 million creators whose newsletters have received more than two billion views.
Join Our Team
We’re passionate about crafting beautiful, user-friendly products that make a positive impact. With Smorinio, our cheerful marshmallow mascot leading the way, we’re on a mission to reshape the education communication landscape.
Becoming a part of Smore means joining forces with a spirited, innovative, international team committed to making the world a more engaging, fun place to connect.
Check out our open roles across the full SchoolStatus ecosystem and join our dream team.
schools & districts
Customer service is excellentYvonne Harris Asst Director, Web/Mobile Communications, Humble ISD
Easy to update & easier to share!Christina Ecklund Director of Academic Programs, Avon CSD
Smore templates save a ton of timeKristen Smith Principal, Legacy Traditional School, Goodyear
Super easy to apply brandingKirsten Fitterer Executive Director of Communications & Engagement, Yakima School District
The analytics are very valuableDenise Myers Executive Director of Communications/PR, Magnolia ISD
Looks amazing and professionalDenise Lubeskie Secondary Coordinator of Online Learning & Tech Integration, Manheim Central School District
Smore helps me stay organizedRebecca Preston Principal, Woodford County Public Schools