Vadim Polikov

Founder and CEO, Legends of Learning


Vadim Polikov is the Founder and CEO of Legends of Learning, a game-based e-learning platform that sells to schools and parents. The platform launched in 2016, after a year’s worth of efficacy research with Vanderbilt University, and has since provided teachers over a thousand games directly aligned to curriculum standards that can be used in class to engage and teach students through play. Legends of Learning has raised over $12M and is currently used by thousands of teachers across the country.

Before starting Legends of Learning, Vadim was the Founder and CEO of Astrum Solar, a residential solar installer with operations in over a dozen states on the East and West Coast. Astrum Solar was named the 2nd fastest growing private company in the US by Inc500 and was sold to Direct Energy in a $54M sale in 2014. Prior to Astrum Solar, Vadim was the Founder and CEO of American Journal Experts, the global leader in academic language editing for researchers around the world.

Vadim is an active angel investor in the Baltimore/DC tech community and works with entrepreneurs in the region to help them navigate the entrepreneurship process and scaling up their endeavors. Prior to getting bitten by the entrepreneurship bug, Vadim was Valedictorian of his Engineering Class at Duke University and received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke for his research into the biocompatibility of neural implants.


Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Duke University, Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University