Komodo Learning ltd, an educational technology startup based in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, has recently passed a key milestone of 1,000 families in the USA subscribing to their maths learning system.
Komodo maths, which can be accessed through a computer, tablet or smartphone, enables parents to help their primary-aged children get to grips with key maths skills at home. Designed to complement school learning, Komodo has helped more than 6,000 children learn maths since its launch and is the winner of the British Educational Technology (BETT) Award for best home / family learning product.
Ged McBreen, founder and CEO at Komodo Learning said, “We focused our design entirely around home and family use, ensuring it is super-easy to use, does the job effectively, and works in a way that keeps kids engaged and motivated. In 2017 we went early to the US market and our decision has paid off. Being an online B2C company helped because we can reach US customers using content marketing without an expensive physical presence. In 2018 we look forward to building our US subscriber base and enhancing the US curriculum offering. It’s our aim to make ‘Komodo’ the verb for learning maths at home, and our recent £400k investment round will help us make this happen.”
The company maintains a US version of its website which is visible only to US customers. Fortunately the US elementary math curriculum has a large crossover with UK primary maths, for which Komodo is currently recruiting a maths curriculum specialist.
With parents becoming increasingly aware of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects as a way of opening doors to career opportunities for their children in our new tech dominated world, they know that a good foundation in maths is more important than ever.
For families in Northern Ireland, Komodo is a great way to ensure an ideal foundation in maths is in place before transfer test preparation begins. If you have primary aged children you can find out more and sign up for a free trial here: