Prodigy Education is an education technology company that has designed one of the most engaging, effective, adaptive and free game-based learning platforms that helps students between grades one to eight practice mathematics. The Prodigy platform provides children with productive “screen time”, has been demonstrated to improve students’ mathematical proficiency, and is used by teachers and students in Canada, United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
The Company is led by Alex Peters and Rohan Mahimker (Co-Founders & Co-CEOs), who started Prodigy Education as part of a fourth-year project at the University of Waterloo in 2011. Prodigy benefits from the increased use of technology between teachers, parents and students – in 2018, it grew to over 50 million users and was awarded North America’s fastest-growing EdTech company and Canada’s fastest growing software company. The Company has been able to scale its user base due to its great product offering, its freemium-based model and the quality of its educational content. Its proven ability to increase students’ mathematical proficiency provides academic credibility with schools and teachers while helping students to love learning.