Category Archives: Language Technology

Europe is at the forefront of multilingualism. This category covers language technology startups and related initiatives.

London requires English Language Test for Uber Drivers

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Uber is facing new trouble in Europe. This time, Public Transport Body for London (TfL) wants to require Uber drivers pass an English language test among other regulations that it originally intended to implement Oct. 1st.

However, Uber has now won the right to take TfL to court in order to challenge these possible new regulations.

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FUNDED: Lingvist raises $8 million Series A

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Lingvist, an adaptive learning platform for languages, raised a $8 million Series A led by Rakuten with participation from existing investors Smartcap, Inventure and Jaan Tallinn.

Founded in 2013, Lingvist raised a €1 million Seed round last year and has signed up over 100,000 learners. The platform claims to teach a language in 200 hours.

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Pili Pop – EdTech Startup Profile

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Name: Pili Pop
Website: www.pilipop.com
Headquarters: Paris, France
Vertical: Language Learning, K-12
Tech: Mobile App

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Startup List: Language Learning Europe

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Tech solutions to teach and learn a foreign languages or to facilitate communication have always made up an integral part within the education technology sector worldwide.

And undoubtedly, Europe finds itself in a unique position when it comes to learning foreign languages. The ambitious EU objective of mother tongue +2 should be mentioned here, which is the commitment to multilingualism within the European Union and that every EU citizen shall be able to speak at least two foreign languages beside their mother tongue.

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HEDLINE: McGraw-Hill Education invests €6 million in busuu

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McGraw-Hill Education acquired a minority stake in London-based language learning startup busuu for €6 million.

busuu had previously raised capital from business angels Hansi Hansmann and Martin Varsavsky and a €3.5 million Series A led by PROfounders Capital.

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