SmartyPal received two prestigious National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants totaling $1M.
SmartyPal was a winner alongside LinkedIn, Facebook, Expedia, Pebble Watch, and Gap Inc.
The award goes to companies that create the most innovative information technology tool to improve education.
An independent research study showed that students who played SmartyPal’s vocabulary games learned twice as many vocabulary words as those that didn’t play the games!
This award, judged by real Mom’s, recognizes our interactive story platform as one of the best parenting products on the market.
This award recognizes Our Space Adventure, a collaborative app, as one of 2017’s best products for all family members.
Prasanna has built products and grown businesses at large tech companies (Microsoft, Comcast), startups (Jetsetter acquired by TripAdvisor) and VC (early-stage investor and Kauffman Fellow at DFJ).
MBA from the Wharton School (Palmer Scholar), and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Siebel Scholar).
Lakshmi has years of experience building/launching mobile platforms and products at companies like Qualcomm and Verizon. She considers herself a lifelong learner and a problem solver with a passion for teaching.
Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; B.Engg ( Hons) from BITS, Pilan.
Keith’s global experience across tech, media, and scaling businesses includes CMC (CEO / Co-founder), AKG Technologies, Comcast Strategic Development’s Connected Health, and JPMorgan.
MBA from The Wharton School with a focus on Innovation.
Kartik is a Professor at The Wharton School and has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. His research focuses on the digital economy and personalization technologies.
Kartik is a cofounder of Yodle Inc acquired by web.com for $342M. Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University.
Brian received his B.S. in Psychology from Penn State and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University before doing a post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Education at the University of Delaware where he was subsequently appointed as an affiliated Assistant Professor.
In addition to his duties for SmartyPal, Brian spends much of his free time studying spatial and mathematical learning and writing for science publications.
Bruce is an advisor and angel-investor in start-ups and and mid-stage companies .He was Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard ( largest video game publisher), CEO Vivendi Games (launched the industry’s most profitable franchise, World of Warcraft) and Vice Chairman Universal Music Group.
David co-founded Zoomcar, the first car rental company in India to focus on western-style rentals (no chauffeur). During my time at Zoomcar, the company grew from 7 cars in Bangalore to about 1,500 cars and 700 employees in 6 cities, www.zoomcar.com