August 27, 2014 5:08 PM ET


Company Overview of Kno, Inc.

Company Overview

Kno, Inc. designs and develops education software solutions that drive teacher performance, student engagement, and leaning success in the classroom. It offers eTextbooks to access via Web, as well as through iPad, Android, Windows 7, and Windows 8 platforms. The company also provides content distribution platforms for schools; and interactive learning platforms for publishers. Its platform offers administrators and teachers with the tools to assign, manage, and monitor their digital learning contents and assessments at an enterprise level. The company serves customers in the United States and internationally. Kno, Inc. was formerly known as Kakai, Inc. and changed its name to Kno, Inc. in J...

5155 Old Ironsides Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2009





Key Executives for Kno, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Program Management Office
Vice President of eCommerce and Cloud Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kno, Inc. Key Developments

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Chooses Kno, Inc. as Digital Learning Platform to Deliver Its K-12 Core Curriculum Content to Schools in the U.S

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced it has chosen Kno, Inc. as a digital learning platform to deliver its K-12 core curriculum content to schools in the U.S. For the first time, districts can purchase curriculum directly from HMH that is enhanced with Kno's interactive features, social sharing, and learning analytics to promote student engagement through digital adoption. This content is available on all the platforms that teachers and students use today, including iOS, Android, Windows 7 and 8, and Web browsers. With this partnership, Kno serves as the distribution platform from which school districts can easily assign, manage and monitor digital textbooks at an enterprise level, enabling schools to leverage their investments in content and technology like never before.

Kno, Inc. Launches a Personal Study Dashboard, Kno Me

Kno, Inc. launched Kno Me, a personal study dashboard that helps students measure their engagement with each Kno eTextbook they use. Students can check in frequently to see near-real-time stats on their study behavior, interaction levels, time management and personal progress. And with Kno Me social sharing, students can opt in to share their results with peers and even follow the engagement levels of other classmates (perhaps the best student in the class). The study insights available from Kno Me are based on Kno's proprietary analytics platform, including the average time a student spends interacting with the textbook and time within specific chapters, the percentage of pages in the chapter the student annotates, and the percentage of glossary terms the student has mastered. Kno Me is available on all Kno interactive textbooks for iPad and web browsers and will soon be available for Android and Windows 7 and 8.

Kno, Inc. unveils Digital Textbooks App Now Available for Microsoft's(R) Windows 8

Kno, Inc. unveiled its digital textbook application for the new Windows 8(R) operating system. Kno's new education app will be available in the Windows 8 App Store and from numerous manufacturers on devices supporting Windows 8. The new Kno for Windows 8 app takes advantage of the new Windows 8 features such as Charms, which are a set of shortcuts to common tasks that are available anywhere within the system. Charms allow students to multi-task and jump between applications, the Internet and files. The Search Charm allows seamless searching to find what they are looking for more easily wherever that information may be. The Share Charm allows users to quickly share links or files either via Mail, with the People app, or through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. This is especially helpful in the learning environment by facilitating collaboration between teachers and students as well as student to student sharing. Kno makes learning more engaging and saves students up to 90 minutes a week in study time per book, according to research from Kno. The Kno application offers more than 70 interactive features that are designed to increase learning efficiencies and engagement.

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