Why We Chose Prodigy
People often ask me why Michia and I chose the name “Prodigy” for our company.
The truth is, we picked the name over a 30 minute conversation while Michia was walking over to my house. We knew that we wanted to start a B2B company and that we could always change the name later. So we started throwing names out there to see if anything stuck. I remembered that Dropbox used to be called “Get Dropbox” in the early days so I checked getprodigy.com. It was available. We bought it.
Recently, I started thinking what our story would be if we had thoughtfully and deliberately picked the name “Prodigy”. I think that it might have come from my longstanding belief never to underestimate young people.
I learned to never underestimate young people when I was in high school. A lot of this came through my experience playing Chess.
As a high school freshman, I would regularly attend the after...
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