Member since: Nov 2017 • Company Status: OTHER
Services: Interactive formative assessment platform, Access to thousands of ready-to-teach lessons k12
Regions: UK wide
Recommending School: University of Manchester, Manchester
Nearpod is a mobile learning platform and content marketplace that helps teachers reimagine the way they teach using mobile devices in the classroom. Teachers and students love the platform, and Apple and Google often highlight Nearpod as an essential classroom tool. As a result, engagement has grown exponentially since its launch in 2012 –Nearpod currently reaches almost 10M students monthly in over 20,000 schools. While most of Nearpod’s usage and focus to date has been in the US, the product also sees significant adoption in leading international markets. 1.3M teachers registered with the platform, and they downloaded 1M interactive lessons
from the Nearpod Store. Using Nearpod, teachers collect over 20M insights into student learning every month.
The company has offices in Miami (FL) and San Francisco (CA) and was founded by Berkeley classmates and experienced entrepreneurs Felipe Sommer and Guido Kovalskys, a recent education fellow at Stanford’s Design School. Nearpod is backed by a premium pool of investors: Insight Venture Funds, Reach Capital, Store Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Emerson Collective, Stanford University (via its StartX fund), Marc Bennioff (Salesforce.com CEO), and Deborah Quazzo (Managing Partner at GSV Advisors).
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“We have used Nearpod for 5 years and have found the product stable and well supported with excellent product development.”
Ian Miller, eLearning Manager, University of Manchester