Press and Media

“Korea’s hottest startup”

— Tech Wire Asia

“A great product for Math instruction”

— The New York Times

“Making math problems smarter”

— Tech Cocktail

Awards & Recognition

Fast Company Top 10

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company

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Winner, Classroom Supplemental Resource for Mathematics, 2016

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Gap App Challenge

First Place, “Best Instructional App” by New York City Department of Education

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Finalist, Best Instructional Mathematics
Solution, 2015

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Tech & Learning

Winner, Tech & Learning Award of
Excellence, 2014

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Robin Hood Foundation

Semi-Finalist, Robin Hood Foundation College
Success Prize

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Media Coverage


SoftBank Ventures Korea-backed Learning App Developer Knowre Partners with Sylvan Learning

March 31, 2016 — TechCrunch

Knowre has taken a big step forward in its American expansion plans. The company announced today that its math programs, which give kids personalized recommendations, will be used in Sylvan Learning tutoring centers. Sylvan is the largest paid tutoring company in the U.S. by market share, with more than 800 locations.



Knowre Raises $6.8M to Grow Adaptive Math Platform in US, Korea

October 22, 2014 — EdSurge

Knowre has developed an adaptive math tool with game-like features for pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II. Today, the company announced it has closed a $6.8 million Series A round led by previous investor, Softbank Ventures Korea, with KTB Network Co., LTD, Partners Investment and SparkLabs Global Ventures also joining.


Fast Company

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education

February 13, 2014 — Fast Company

Adaptive-learning tools can be intimidating for younger students. But Knowre has developed a mathematics app that uses a fun, achievement-based, gamified interface to figure out what skills middle schoolers need to master algebra, then uses adaptive technology to tailor lessons, practices, and quizzes to make sure those gaps get filled i



Education Game Invokes Civilization and Others to Teach Math

April 6, 2014 — VentureBeat

Math has multiple disciplines and dozens of concepts in each of those areas. If one student out of 30 fails to grasp a single important idea, and the class moves on, it may cripple that student for the rest of the year. That’s where educational technology company Knowre comes in with its software of the same name.



Why Knowre is a Great Tool for Math Teachers

August 9, 2013 — EdTech Review

Knowre digitizes individual concepts like quadratic factorization and linear equations, links them with each other, creating a matrix of math concepts. This matrix allows Knowre to take any math question, break it down into its individual components and ascertain the students’ mastery on each of the subsequent components necessary to answer the question.


The New York Times

Closing the Proficiency Gap in New York Schools

August 16, 2013 — The New York Times

David Joo, a founder and one of the chief executives of KnowRe, explained that an apparently simple algebra problem might have several distinct math concepts embedded in it. By breaking problems down into their essential components, the app can determine which concepts a student is having trouble with, and can start to develop an individual curriculum.