Live language coaching startup raises $5 million

Jan 13, 2017, 4:29 AM EST
(Source: Graham Stanley/flickr)
(Source: Graham Stanley/flickr)

At a time when a slew of language learning apps populate our smartphones and personal computers, a New York-based start-up, Lingo Live, is helping individuals to achieve professional-level fluency in non-native language with the help of human coaches.

The startup, which raised $5.2 million in Series A round of venture funding, connects students to coaches not just depending on the language but on several other factors such as the individuals learning style, goals, targeted skill sets, etc. notes Tech Crunch.

Through a platform that runs on desktop or mobile, Lingo Live schedules live sessions at a convenient time for the learner and the coach. Usually, the courses are tailored for the duration of six to twelve months, with companies paying Lingo Live on per employee basis.

Lingo Live C.E.O. Tyler Muse says that the funding will be used to hire, recruit and train coaches along with improving the algorithms that match a learner to a teacher.