When I first met Nearpod’s co-founders in 2015, they were working in a small office tucked inside a Hallandale warehouse and were getting ready to relocate their team of several dozen. They settled down the road a bit, and over the next couple of years expanded their lighter, brighter Aventura offices a couple of times as the team grew to nearly 100. Now they’ve moved to bigger digs again: Today, Nearpod has 142 employees working in Fort Lauderdale.
Amazing employment growth is just one small part of the story of Nearpod. The education-technology company was founded by three Argentine friends, Guido Kovalskys, Felipe Sommer and Emiliano Abramzon, in 2012 to help teachers incorporate technology to improve their classroom instruction, leading to better learning outcomes.