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Gummii Inc.

Math tutoring reimagined as a mobile game. Visible results for <1/4 avg cost. 1.0 broke math app record, 165k users in 2 wks. $18B mkt.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Gummii is math tutoring reimagined as a mobile game, delivering measurable improvement in ability at a fraction the average cost. Version 1.0 attracted > 300k users in < month, hitting the highest App Store ranking ever by a kids' math app (#23 in US iPad). Our vision: to become the leading brand for gamified adaptive learning—and help the planet get numerate. Founded in Calgary in 2012, we were voted Best IT Company at Banff Venture Forum 2013.


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    Stephen Butler
    Co-founder & CEO

    Stephen has 15+ years of leadership in strategy, corporate venturing and management. He started his career teaching at Harvard before joining The Boston Consulting Group, where he built web businesses for Fortune 500 companies. Hired by a pre-IPO client, he formed its first corporate development team, managed several investments and led two turnarounds before starting his own company. He lives with three elementary math learners.

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    Michael J. Sikorsky
    Co-founder & CTO/Chief Gamer

    One of the world's top mobile developers, MJ has several top grossing apps to his name, including recent global #1 Spy Vs. Spy. A leading light in Canadian tech, he has also built five companies and sold two of them (first at age 28). He has been named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40, one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, and a 2012 Leader of Tomorrow. He also lives with three elementary math learners.

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    Brent Davis
    Co-founder & Chief Learning Guru

    Brent has been a math teacher, education researcher, and 'teacher of teachers' for over 30 years. Since earning his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta, his research has focused on understanding and disseminating learning techniques used by the world’s best math teachers. Brent has held several distinguished research chairs including his current post at the University of Calgary. He has worked with countless elementary math learners.


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    Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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    Deloitte LLP

Previous Investors

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    Top 5: Tim Logan, Michael J, Sikorsky, Cosimo Barranca,
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    Ken Purdy, Greg David.