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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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Managing Data Protection in the Global Learning Landscape

Speexx was founded in Germany, a country with one the of the strictest data regulation policies. We’re now based all over the world and the one of the greatest challenges we see is that HR teams from regions with lower data protection standards don’t yet understand the regulations from countries with more rigid laws. This is a major issue when it comes to big data.

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