Zogo Hits Its 2 Year Anniversary!

by | Dec 7, 2021

It all started with a Facebook post… 

In 2019, Bolun Li was just a Duke student with an idea and a Powerpoint presentation – little did he know he was months away from launching Zogo. Bolun shared a Facebook post for students in the school’s computer science department, asking them to hear his idea for a Fintech start-up. After rounds of meetings, pitching events, and the Washington Duke Inn – Bolun found Simran Singh and Simon Komlos. 

By spring of 2019, the three started experimenting, brainstorming, picking and choosing different ideas, building an app from scratch one day just to scrap it the next. After months of hard work, and building an awesome team, by winter of 2019 – Zogo launched!

From 2019 to 2021, Zogo has surpassed so many incredible milestones – all thanks to our amazing team, wonderful partners, and of course, our dedicated users!

Let’s take a look at Zogo’s growth and unforgettable milestones: 

2019 Milestones

Official launch in November 2019 | Won accolades at Finovate Fall 2019 and the 2019 NACUSO Next Big Idea Competition

2020 Milestones

Zogo hits 100K users | 1,000 reviews on the App Store | Reached 70 financial institution partners | Users shot up from 5,000 in Dec’ 19 to 60,000 | Users completed 1 million modules | Student ambassador program launch

2021 Milestones

Surpassed 150 financial institution partners | Over 400,000 users on Zogo | Zogo hits #1 on app store Education charts | Users completed 10 million modules | Zogo used by students at more than 10,000 schools | Charity rewards launch | Zogo Classroom launch | Zogo mobile banking integration launch

Press! Press! Press! 

Zogo has had its fair share of publicity the past 2 years. 

Forbes | Business Insider | American Banker | Millennial Money Podcast | FT NextGen | Forbes 30 under 30 

“2 years of hard work, dedication, A/B testing, and pineapples. We can’t believe it’s been 2 years since Simran, Simon, and Bolun were being kicked out of every room on campus trying to launch Zogo, and we still have so much work to do. Our vision is now our reality and we couldn’t be more grateful!

We are so proud of our team and what we have accomplished these past 2 years. We can’t wait to look back in 5, 10, 20 years and see how pineapples have taken over the education and finance worlds.” 
The Zogo Team

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