SmartyPal | Smarter Learning. Real Impact.
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At SmartyPal we blend technology, learning science, and design to create engaging and effective educational experiences.

Out-of-School Time Programs


Turning children’s out-of-school time into enriching experiences that tackle real-world problems through fun, team-based social impact projects.

Interactive Learning Technology


Our SmartGames and interactive experiences use your content to maximize engagement and knowledge retention. They gather data for our Adaptive Learning Algorithms, which power personalized recommendations for learners.

Technology Innovation

Awards & Accolades

National Science Foundation


SmartyPal received a prestigious National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.

2015 MongoDB Innovation Award in Education

The award recognizes companies doing the most innovative work in the industry over the last year.  Past winners include Facebook, Expedia, Pebble Watch, and Gap Inc.

Reimagine Education Award for Innovative Interactivity Award

The award goes to companies that create the most innovative information technology tool to improve education.

SmartyPal in Research

A vocabulary teaching app by SmartyPal has been put to the test in some of the countries top education and psychology research labs. And we’re thrilled about its impact on learning!

Mom’s Best Award

This award, judged by real Mom’s, recognizes our interactive story platform as one of the best parenting products on the market.

2017 Family Choice Award

This award recognizes Our Space Adventure, a collaborative app, as one of 2017’s best products for all family members.

Our Leadership

Prasanna Krishnan

Founder,  CEO, Product

Lakshmi Sudarsan

Co-Founder, Tech

Keith Gornish

Co-Founder, Advisor

Kartik Hosanagar, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Advisor

Brian Verdine, Ph.D.

Learning Science

Bruce Hack


David Back


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