This is the story of a revolutionary education startup created by two geniuses. Connor, the CEO, is a Harvard dropout who founded an app called FlashCard+ in high school and sold it at 21, and Andrew, the CTO, is a Stanford dropout who earned three degrees as a teenager. They met at the Peter Thiel Fellowship, where they studied AI and developed a speech recognition algorithm to solve the problem of teaching English.
Recently funded by Y Combinator and OpenAI, Spike is expanding beyond the Korean market to the rest of the world, and their journey hasn’t been easy. We recommend this video to anyone interested in education issues and founders looking for a product-market fit.
01:22 Two founders with remarkable teenage years.
04:35 3 years of hustle to find the product-market fit
11:42 AI technology and potential selected by OpenAI