Language Confidence, a Sydney, Australia-based edtech startup that uses artificial intelligence to automate the teaching and testing of spoken English, raised $1.5 million (A$2.05m) in a seed round.
The round was led by Southeast Asian VC Wavemaker Partners one of Southeast Asia’s leading early-stage venture capital firms, with participation from Investible, a leading Australian early-stage investment group.
The funds are earmarked for expanding Language Confidence’s product range of AI-powered APIs and automated English tests, as well as building its already global customer base.
Company: Language Confidence
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: March 2022
Lead Investors: Wavemaker Partners
Additional Investors: Investible
Company Website: https://languageconfidence.ai/
Software Category: English Teaching platform
About the Company: Language Confidence is the world’s most powerful AI tool for English language pronunciation. Language Confidence offers an API (plugin) that ‘listens’ to students and can assess and correct their spoken English pronunciation with visual feedback. The API can be plugged into any digital platform and enhance spoken products’ engagement, retention, and student learning. The automated English test, offered as a white-labeled platform, can be used, including mock high-stakes testing, placement testing, and diagnostic testing for universities, schools, online platforms, and governments. Language Confidence technology supports multiple accents, delivers the most specific feedback on the market, and natively recognizes over 10,000 most commonly spoken words in English. The Australia-based startup is on a mission to provide democratic and affordable access to quality language education for anyone, delivering automated teaching and testing of spoken English using AI technology.
Source: https://asiatechdaily.com/language-confidence-secures-1-5m-seed-funding-to-automate-spoken-english-testing/ https://www.startupdaily.net/2022/03/english-teaching-startup-language-confidence-raises-2-million-seed-round/