FriendsLearn is a gaming company with a pipeline of a new genre of fun, compelling, and “learnified” 3D social games. We combine social games with 3D real time play and a learning platform. We have proven experience, unique technology and patented tools.
FriendsLearn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is concocted by artistic magicians, technology wizards and a bean counter! Our team is currently comprised of 8 full-time employees who come from a “surreal” range of backgrounds – Computer Science, Mathematics, Game design, Business, Animation, Digital Art, Music and Film Production.
Founder & Chief Geek
Bhargav Sri Prakash brought together a core group that had a vision to change the way knowledge is imparted and measured, around the world. He is a car-maniac and started his first company when he was attending the graduate program in Automotive Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Besides cars, he has crashed-burned-built-sold companies, holds 3 patents and created FriendsLearn when he was a Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation in 2011. Earlier, he founded and sold Vmerse, known for it’s patented game-based framework for recruitment of college applicants. Back in the day, he played professional tennis, was nationally ranked in the top 3 in India and competed on the ITF/ATP tour – which makes it so much more gratifying to beat him at Wii Tennis!
Abhi Visvanathan is the lead interactive media developer, which makes him sit in the hot seat between programmers, game designers, and artists. He is our team’s superhero – he has superhuman physical stamina and mental tenacity, to keep going for hours after the rest of us mortals have dropped off at 4 am! Abhi has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras and has training in 3D Animation.
Andy Lee is the mind behind the game concepts that we pioneer. He brings a refreshing spirit of originality and is constantly thinking of ways to “learnify” and “gamify”!
Josh Kim is a gifted engineer who captures game concepts and mechanics through art. Originally from Seoul in Korea, he grew up on the east coast in New Jersey. He is an avid gamer, an idea machine and is currently enrolled in the Engineering Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.