1. Early-stage investment made in Israeli firm SpeakingPal, Ltd., in which Edusoft, a subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, is a shareholder.
  1. Early-stage investment made in Israeli firm SpeakingPal, Ltd., in which Edusoft, a subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, is a shareholder.

Early-stage investment made in Israeli firm SpeakingPal, Ltd., in which Edusoft, a subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, is a shareholder.

Early-stage investment made in Israeli firm SpeakingPal, Ltd., in which Edusoft, a subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, is a shareholder.
Developer of educational materials for English-speaking lessons for the world's 4.5 million users in 180 countries. Many educational innovation awards won worldwide with strength in voice recognition technology.

December 22, 2016
EduLab, Inc.

EduLab, Inc. (Minato-ku Tokyo. President and CEO: Junichi Takamura. Hereafter “EduLab Group”) has made an early-stage investment in the Israeli firm SpeakingPal, Ltd. (headquartered in Israel, with Eshed Eyal as CEO, hereinafter referred to as “SpeakingPal”) that has been providing “SPEAKINGPAL”, an English-speaking learning services, and Test preparatory educational materials geared to Pearson’s LCCI JETSET and other major tests like TOEIC®, TOEFL®, IELTS®, etc.

Background of investment

SpeakingPal is a business enterprise in which Edusoft Ltd is a major shareholder. Edusoft is a subsidiary of ETS, the world's largest US assessment organization and an owner of TOEIC® and TOEFL®,. The voice recognition technology supporting its English-speaking lessons utilizes a voice recognition engine created by Stanford Research Institute and fine-tuned within the company. Its level of technical capability is highly recognized. English assessment is expected to advance hereafter in four skills, while SpeakingPal's English speaking contents are securely backed up by its assessment technology, and the investment in the company is foreseen to provide a fast footing in the flow of English-speaking learning contents.

Future development

Thorough the investment, we will leverage our sales network in Asia, promoting sales of SpeakingPal, and advance synergistic efforts with our capacity to develop test materials in the four skills of English assessment and the supply of lesson materials.

About SpeakingPal

SpeakingPal is a start-up that develops learning materials for English-speaking. Developed in Israel, it now has more than four million users in 180 countries around the world. While providing English-speaking lessons supported by voice recognition technology, the company has recently been furnishing a lineup of the four skills of English lesson content based on the CEFR levels as well as preparatory contents in response to the market needs for global English-speaking certification examinations such as TOEIC®, TOEFL® LCCI JETSET and IELTS®. SPEAKINGPAL services have won various educational innovation awards in many countries around the world*.
* https://www.speakingpal.com/aboutus/pr

[Company profile]

Company Name
SpeakingPal, Ltd.
Service
SPEAKINGPAL
Representative
Eyal Eshed, CEO
Established
2009
Head office
Israel
Website
https://www.speakingpal.com/

About EduLab Group

EduLab Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is building new businesses and investment in the field of Edtech, providing IT solutions and platforms for the education industry, and supporting next generation education and school management systems. With offices in Tokyo, Seattle, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Pune, and Bangalore – EduLab Group is a global platform.

More information can be found at http://edulab-inc.com/en/