Jeff sits down with Guido Kovalsky to discuss how Nearpod is transforming the way teachers and business leaders present to their classes worldwide.
Nearpod is an award-winning tool that allows teachers to transform the digital classroom into an engaging and collaborative learning environment. Available for free on the App Store, Nearpod letsteachers to easily create and share interactive lessons, receive feedback on student device use, assess learning in real time, and personalize instruction for students. In under a year, Nearpod has over 60,000 teacher-users, hundreds of thousands of student-users, and has been downloaded more than 350,000 times from the App Store.
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In his role as co-founder and co-CEO, Guido leads Nearpod as it seeks to create innovative mobile tools that transform and improve the way people learn. The company firmly believes that new mobile technologies will have a big impact in the education world, and wants to be part of that deep change.
In addition to his work at Nearpod, Guido is the co-founder of Bionexo.com.br, the leading e-procurement marketplace for hospitals in Latin America, where he continues to be involved as an advisor & shareholder. He is also the founder of BtoBen, a tech fund sold in 2002 to Banco Santander (Spain’s largest financial institution) and is the founder of Software house Hexacta.com, recognized several times by the Best Places to Work Institute (http://bit.ly/PmmNOs).
Guido is an angel investor and advisor to several tech companies in Brazil and the US. He is a former consultant at McKinsey & Co and he holds an MBA from UC Berckeley.