Understoodit, a web platform created by DCS alumnus Liam Kaufman, was acquired this May by EventMobi, a Toronto-based mobile and web platform that allows event planners to create their own app for events such as conferences and meetings. Coincidentally, EventMobi was also started by U of T graduates (out of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering).
Liam created Understoodit as an undergrad at DCS. The classroom application allows students to anonymously indicate to the instructor if they are confused during a lecture, in real-time. Since its creation in 2011, the start-up has added team members Andrew Spinner and David Misshula. Understoodit was launched to great public interest, and educators from universities such as U of T, UBC, Stanford and Harvard have used the app.
"I'm excited to be joining a Toronto-based startup that has gone from 5 to 25 employees in a year,” shared Liam, the Web Application Engineer for Understoodit. “The fact that EventMobi has grown so fast, without outside funding, is a testament to skill of their team, and the value of their product. On the technical side, I'll get to use some interesting new technologies that will accelerate mobile web app creation and their features."
See the acquisition announcement here.
Congratulations to Liam and his team at Understoodit!