Renato Software

Business bio 

Renato’s core product, senso.cloud, is a network and classroom management software package that helps teachers, technicians, senior management and school librarians’ better manage student and employee activity during school computer use. An all-in-one software solution for safeguarding and asset management, the platform can manage and monitor Windows and Chrome devices from a centralised web portal in real-time, with plans to extend Operating System support to Apple iOS and Mac devices in the very near future.

Loan Amount

£200,000

Region

Nottinghamshire

Funding Need

Market Expansion

Sector

Software

“This is an extremely exciting time for Renato – the funding marks the real start of our journey and will enable us to execute the growth strategy and help our vision come to fruition sooner rather than later.”

Jon Valentine
Managing Director of Renato

Growth and expansion

In 2001 while working in schools, company founder, Jon Valentine, saw a pressing need for a solution that not only helped with Network Management but also gave teachers the ability to teach without distraction and also detect bullying by taking screenshots and raising violations.

Being a proficient programmer, he created a solution that spread across the world, becoming a global success in over 80 countries and used in more than 45% of UK Secondary schools by 2015.

Jon decided to create the Next Generation of Network and Classroom Management software, which he called senso.cloud – a more powerful, cloud based version of his former creation.

Renato is a fast growing, fast paced and innovative software developer that has already partnered with some of the EdTech sector’s biggest players including Microsoft, Capita and other education-specific managed service providers, giving it an unprecedented lead in this currently untapped market.  Renato’s vision is to continuously improve the quality of teaching, learning and the seamless integration of tools to keep children safe in the digital world.

The rise of Multi-Academy-Trusts (MATs) has meant the ability to centralise the management and reporting of computing devices that exist in different schools has become a top priority of trust leaders. Already installed into more than 1000 schools worldwide, senso.cloud has shown to be a huge disrupter in the education sector and has given its customers a much needed solution that did not previously exist.

 With a proven track record in developing software solutions to address a specific market need, Jon has created a phenomenal product, which goes beyond the usual confines of local network-based systems, and is robust, flexible and reliable for all network and classroom management needs. This funding package an exciting step forward in Renato’s growth plans to support the company's next phase of growth, develop its innovative product portfolio and expand its sales and marketing function.

 

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