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.

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.

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.

Technology Innovation

Awards & Accolades

National Science Foundation


SmartyPal received two prestigious National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants totaling $1M.

2015 MongoDB Innovation Award in Education

SmartyPal was a winner alongside LinkedIn, 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.

2x Increase in Learning Outcomes

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!

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,  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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