A startup popular in China for teaching toddlers English says it’s seeing a spike in interest from locked-down nations
- Edtech startup Lingumi is an online learning platform for teaching English to toddlers.
- It is backed by China’s North Summit Capital and was once targeted by Chinese scammers thanks to the high demand for English tutoring in Asia.
- The startup says it’s now seeing unexpected interest in Western Europe, as locked-down families find ways to teach toddlers
- “We’re hiring aggressively and scaling up,” Toby Mather, cofounder and CEO of Lingumi told Business Insider in an interview. “Parents are realizing the importance of their children learning English, and we believe that technology can radically improve the core teaching experience.”
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UK education startup Lingumi has been booming in China and elsewhere as the coronavirus lockdown forces parents to explore online learning resources for children.
Lingumi is an English-language learning platform for children aged between two and six years old, and was built out of the UK. It is jointly headquartered in Cardiff and London.
With schools across China and Europe now closed as a result of the coronavirus, the startup says demand has been increasing.
“China is by far our most popular market, and our user base has doubled there over the past two months,” Toby Mather, …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]