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Slang started at MIT as a research project on using AI and NLP to make learning a new language as efficient as possible. Our technology powers a highly adaptive e-learning platform that offers an unprecedented variety of specialized English courses and proficiency tests for career development in over fifty fields like Sales, Finance, Logistics, Medicine, and Law. With just a small team, we’ve already created the largest professional English offering in the world. Now, we’re scaling up to release 1,000 more courses over the next three years.
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Edtech Open English enters new expansion phase throughout Latam
Contxto – Venezuelan-founded edtech Open English commercials are a familiar sight for Latin American television viewers. On them, the startup has always emphasized its key selling points: on-demand English teachers anytime, anywhere in an online environment. Thus, discarding the traditional approach of having to attend a school. But in a shift to offer more flexibility, […]
Top 11 startups in Colombia you can no longer ignore in 2020
Contxto – Rappi. There, I said it. And that’s the last time you’ll be reading that word on this article. As much merit as they deserve, so do many other startups in Colombia with much less exposure. You see, the most recognizable, most-successful Colombian startup has almost become a bit of a problem for the northern […]
MUY closes US$15 million Series B led by ALLVP
Contxto – Colombian foodtech MUY now joins Cornershop, Slang, Weex, among other startups in ALLVP’s portfolio following a Series B worth US$15 million. “We are thrilled to join one of the best teams in Colombia as they seize one of the largest opportunities in the region,” said Fernando Lelo de Larrea, a managing partner from […]
Slang announces aggressive expansion to Brazil, will begin recruiting by 2020
Contxto – With 58 percent quarter-over-quarter growth in Mexico and Colombia, language startup Slang recently announced that it’s expanding to Brazil. You got that right. Now, the U.S.-Colombian startup teaching jargon to English learners will soon be available for Portuguese speakers. Currently, it’s wrapping up its beta testing but will officially launch November 1 of […]
Colombia’s Whale and Jaguar to showcase AI-powered reggaeton composer algorithm
Contxto – An AI-powered Reggaeton lyrics generator competing in a startup competition. This has to be the most Latino tech news of the year. Whale and Jaguar is a Colombian startup creating artificial intelligence solutions for brand’s strategic communication. The company is one of the 21 chosen companies to participate in Sónar+D Startup Hub 2019 […]
No CFO? IF-Bot helps entrepreneurs better understand their finances
Contxto – Imagine being able to strengthen your startup, micro-company or SME without being a financial wizard. Also, envision yourself achieving this level of finesse with assistance from a chatbot. Surprise surprise, this is actually a reality with IF-BOT. This digitized financial advisor essentially functions like a portable consultant capable of turning your business dreams […]
Slang partners with ALLVP to launch a free special English course for entrepreneurs
Contxto – There’s no doubt that English is a dominant world language. However, the ratio of quality English content versus Spanish leaves much to be desired. In turn, this denies non-English speakers certain resources and important information. Anyone who doesn’t know English is essentially missing out. To tackle this issue, the Mexican VC fund ALLVP […]