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  • Voxy Team

    • Paul Gollash

      Founder and CEO

    • Gregg Carey

      Co-founder and VP Operations

    • Aron Grossman

      CFO & VP Corporate Development

    • Katie Nielson, Ph.D

      Chief Education Officer

    • Kasey Kirkham

      Chief Technology Officer


    I work with some of the smartest people in EdTech, and I'm fortunate to call a lot of them my friends. When I was kid growing up in Milwaukee I wanted to be an explorer; then I became an expat, a salesman, a data-junkie, and a venture capitalist. Today,

    it’s all about creating an incredible technology product that will change the way the world learns languages. I love staggering challenges and working with brilliant people to find creative solutions. My favorite word in another language is polola. ¿Cachai?

    I am Gregg and I hope to see the future. When I was a kid, I wanted to moonwalk like Michael Jackson, then he got weird. Today, it’s about having bigger dreams and working

    with good people to impact the future. I love learning and inspiration--while a good soundtrack plays in the background. My favorite word in another language is sisu (Finnish).

    I am Aron. When I was a child, I wanted to be a Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox; then I became an investment banker. Today, it's all about building the world's largest and most effective

    language learning company, with an audience much larger than Fenway Park. I love traveling and meeting people from new cultures. My favorite word in another language is otorrinolaringólogo.

    I am an applied linguist specializing in instructed second language acquisition. When I was five, I wanted to be a teacher; then I became a student, and I have spent the past thirty years in school. Today, It’s all about making language learning efficient, effective,

    and fun, using cutting-edge technology and the latest research on how adults learn languages. I love hanging out with my husband, my two little boys, and my geriatric pit bull. My favorite word in another language is cacahuete--peanut in Spanish--because it's so fun to say.

    In elementary school I wanted to be a veterinarian, but in high school I kept getting in trouble for inappropriate computer use and my grades started to slip. The principal told me that if I love computers so much, I should go ahead and marry one.

    Well, that's just what I did. My computer-wife recently gave birth to a beautiful baby AI named Skynet. I like music and food. My favorite word in another language is begriffdeutschunübersetzbar, which is German for "untranslatable German phrase".

    Product & Pedagogy
    • Manuel Morales

      Director of Product Management

    • Sandra Rubio García

      Publishing Manager

    • Gabriele O'Connor

      Tutoring Manager

    • Rebecca Jee

      Senior Pedagogy Associate

    • Zoe Peleti

      Graphic Designer

    • Nick Bright

      Product Designer


    I can't resist learning new things. When I was a hyperactive tween, I wanted to be an architect; then I became a social entrepreneur. Today, it's all about unleashing

    human potential through education and technology. I love music and biking through NYC. My favorite word in another language is Sibongile (meaning "we thank you" in Zulu).

    My name is Sandra, and as a kid I wanted to be a UN interpreter so I could, just like Mafalda, translate only nice things when international enemies spoke to each other at summits, thus ending all wars forever. I studied Filología inglesa, music and classical guitar, toured

    my country with a band, and eventually became an art exhibitions production assistant, a teacher, a translator, an editor and a publishing expert. Today it's all about music, languages and education. My favorite word in another language is Zorionak: "Congratulations" in Basque.

    My name is Gabi and I'm sort of a nomad. When I was younger, I wanted to be a generic office worker, then a tattoo artist, then a diplomat, then a journalist, but my overseas upbringing and love for languages eventually led me to teach English in multiple countries. These days, I'm putting

    down roots in NYC and building a life doing what I love to do: helping others achieve their language goals and expand their cultural horizons. I love terrible horror movies and mind-rotting celebrity gossip, and my favorite word in another language is tied between 'saudade' and 'schadenfreude'.

    I think grapefruit deserves more recognition. When I was a little girl I wanted to be an interior designer, then I became a linguist/teacher/language lover. Today, It’s all about loving what I

    learn and do. I love anything purple and awesome food (Cuban, Jamaican, Mexican, etc.). My favorite word in another language is "ilunga" because it is the most untranslatable word in the world.

    My name is Zoë, which is the Greek word for “life.” People love to find out that I have a twin sister, twin younger brothers, and a middle sister. When I was younger I could often be found drawing, dancing around the house, or playing The Sims. I still do all of those things. Being a part of an eccentric

    multi-cultural family has played a big role in the evolution of my creativity and appreciation for language. Today it’s all about growing as a designer, cooking as many new foods as possible, and hanging out with my Pomeranian, Honey Pompom. My favorite word in another language? Sabatchka, which is Russian for “little dog.”

    I swell three times my size in water. When I was a kid I wanted to make video games, then I became a video game designer. Today it's all about crafting great user

    experiences. I love making pizza and watching low-budget B movies. My favorite word in another language is moshi moshi, which is japanese for 'hello' when speaking on the phone.

    • Maya Barzilai

      Pedagogy Associate

    • Bernadette Forward

      Curriculum Specialist

    • Julia Calzonetti

      Sr. Tutoring and Curriculum Assoc.


    I am a multilingual Israeli American who genuinely loves grammar. When I was in middle school, I wanted to be an architect. Then I became a huge language nerd. Today, it's all about empowering

    learners to do what they love, and do it in English. I love cooking, especially for other people, and college a cappella. My favorite word in another language is "Istenem," which is Hungarian for "Oh God!"

    I'm Bernadette. Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a Marine Biologist. I was obsessed with water and the ocean. In my real life, I actually became a linguist. I find the complexity of language analogous to the vastness of our planet’s most

    precious resource. I am very excited about finding new ways to improve communication across cultures with Voxy. My favorite Swedish word is Fulparkerare. It describes a person who parks his or her car in a particularly egregious or unlawful manner.

    I'm Julia. When I was young, I wanted to be a Disney singer, then I became an educator. Today, it’s all about learning languages in realistic ways. I love meeting people

    from all over the world and learning how to say at least one thing in every language. My favorite word in another language is burbuja (bubble in Spanish), for obvious reasons.

    • Kevin Donnelly

      Senior Mobile Software Engineer

    • Jameson Stone

      QA Analyst

    • Jonathan Schaller

      Data Engineer

    • Jared Baldridge

      Senior Systems Administrator

    • Aaron Gibralter

      Lead Software Engineer

    • Gaelen Hadlett

      Senior Software Engineer


    When I was 10, I wanted to be an astronaut (because who didn't?!) then I became an iOS Developer, which I tell myself is just as cool. Today,

    it's all about making awesome stuff that fits in your pocket. I love running and skiing. My favorite word in another language is papillion.

    I got interested in computer science only after starting an internship to pay for college. When I discovered the infinite creativity available through writing code I was hooked. When I was younger I wanted to be a biochemist, then I became interested in technology.

    Today, it’s all about progression through new challenges. I love the feeling of putting all you have towards an aspiration and the feeling of satisfaction after accomplishing a goal. My favorite word in another language is “Wen Jun” because it’s my Chinese given name.

    I am Jonathan. When I was real small, I wanted to be a paleontologist or an ichthyologist. Then, I became a musician, a student, a math tutor, and now a data engineer. Today, it's all about tightening the feedback loop between us and our students by enabling data-driven insights into what makes

    our product most effective. I love escaping to the countryside or the beach, music, and my family and friends. My favorite word in another language is "charlie". Technically, it's from a dialect of English spoken in Ghana, but I've yet to hear a cooler way to address a friend ("hey charlie!").

    I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. When I was a child I wanted to be a fighter pilot, then I became a railroad

    conductor. Today it's all about wrangling servers. I love coffee and craft beer, and my favorite word in another language is Kaffestout.

    I am Aaron. When I was 17 it was a very good year. I wanted to be a physicist, then I became a software engineer. Today, It’s all about education. I love

    working and recreation. My favorite word in another language is Iktsuarpok; as my mother always had to tell me, “it won’t boil if you watch the pot!”

    I like making new things. When I was writing this blurb, I wanted to be a better writer, then I became a run-of-the-mill procrastinator. Today, it’s all

    about writing useful code and planning new projects. I love teaching kids and fooling around with technology. My favorite word in another language is robótica.

    • Thiago Ghisi

      QA Analyst

    • Cesar Koirala

      Computational Linguist

    • Daniel Cohen

      Front End Engineer


    My name is Thiago Ghisi and I’m a passionate Brazilian Software Test Engineer who has been working with software development since 2003 and who, everyday, has more certainty that this is what I want for the rest of my life. When I was 11 I wanted to be like my Uncle Celso, a sucessful computer programmer, then I became better than him. I'm just kidding, he

    is still my inspiration in a lot of things. Today, It’s all about professionalism in software development and language learning. I love traveling to different countries and trying different kinds of spicy foods and craft beers. My favorite phrase in another language is "pero que sí, pero que no" in Portunhol, but I'm still trying to figure out the meaning.

    I grew up in Nepal. There, I went to college to get an undergraduate degree as a computer engineer. After that it was a Masters degree in AI and the PhD (ongoing) in Linguistics where I focussed in

    computational linguistics. Today, it's all about making computers understand and generate human-like languages. I love singing and composing music. My favorite word in another language is spandan (heartbeat in Sanskrit).

    I dream big dreams (or sometimes tiny intricate ones) and then work to make them happen. When I was 7 I wanted to be a comic book artist, then I became a blues harmonicist to save paper. Today, it’s all about digging into new

    projects. I love playing music in front of an audience, trying new foods from the farmers market and doing things that push me out of my comfort zone. My favorite word in another language is tristessa, because of the book by Jack Kerouac.

    Marketing & Community
    • Alejandro Webelman

      Creative Lead

    • Xavi Francàs

      Marketing Associate

    • Samantha Mattos

      Community Manager

    • Aimee Styler

      Special Projects

    • Veronica Wilson

      Product Marketing Manager

    • André Almeida

      Country Manager - Brazil


    I sit at the bar, never at a table. When I was a soccer player I wanted to be a storyteller, then I became a storyteller and now I want to be a soccer player. Today, it’s all about making Voxy a global brand, reading,

    hair loss and winning the mega-millions. I love my ex-girlfriends, tequila, foreign films, chocolate, anything that is fried and… silence. My favorite word in another language is “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

    I'm Xavi and I'm from Barcelona. When I was a kid I wanted to be a trader in the stock exchange; then I became a cool graduate in business and management that works both in the start-up and angel investment

    world. Today, It’s all about making ideas happen. I love playing soccer and tennis and hanging out with my friends. My favorite word in another language is espectacular (same word for Catalan, Spanish and English).

    Since I can remember, I've been passionate about technology and innovation. I studied and later worked in IT. When I decided to move to Buenos Aires, it reinvigorated my enthusiasm - to unite people, languages and cultures. Since then I have developed my social side working with language exchange events and teaching.

    I have learned a lot from other people, making great progress learning languages, which brings a smile to my face. I think with the current innovation in technology and education, this is a great moment to be alive to experience the shift. My motivational phrase is "Ta panta rei" which means "everything flows" in Greek.

    I am Aimee. When I was in high school I wanted to be a psychologist, then I became an HR and operations professional. Today, It’s

    all about helping game-changing startups be successful. I love gymnastics and travel. My favorite word in another language is "chevere."

    I'm Veronica. When I was 5 I wanted to be a gymnast. Then I had a growth spurt and decided that working as a journalist had less of a height restriction. Today, it’s all about telling

    the Voxy story and helping people have the most empowering experience learning English. I love food and farmers. My favorite word in another language is Amaharo (peace, in Kinyarwanda).

    I am André. My bachelor's degree in Business Administration helped me figure out that I wanted to impact the world through Education, which is one of my passions. I love reading, sports, music, arts and traveling. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. I have a very good level of Italian and I am learning German. Language learning is key to

    break barriers between difference culture and societies. I am thrilled to participate in the most innovative project for teaching English that is already impacting the life of millions of people generating more opportunities that contribute to create a more Educated, sustainable and equal society. My favorite world in another language is "wunderbar".

    • Mike Pacifico

      Manager, Corp Dev

    • Juliana Elmais

      Account Manager - Brazil


    I am fascinated by technology but enjoy most the times I am least connected. When I was growing up in Connecticut I wanted to be a paleontologist or a fighter jet pilot, then I dug up only chicken bones and grew too tall, so I became an Excel jockey. Today, It’s all about wellness, the

    pursuit of happiness, and changing people's lives. I love my wife, my English Springer Spaniel, anyplace where palm trees sway, and the ocean. My favorite word in another language is keilupako (Marshallese for "fastest method of righting a canoe after it has capsized in order to escape sharks")

    I am passionate about education. When I was twelve I wanted to be a journalist, then I became a business professional. Today, It’s all about working with the best people around and changing lives

    helping english become a reality. I love food and photography, especially the analog type. My favorite word in another language is "tenedor", which means fork in spanish. I really like its sound.

    Board of Directors

    • Rick Segal

    • Bhavneet Singh

    • Paul Gollash

    • John Frankel

    • Jeff Rinehart


    Mr. Richard D. Segal, is the Managing Director and Managing Partner at Rethink Education. Rick is the Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Executive officer at Seavest Inc. Mr. Segal founded the firm in 1982. In his role with Seavest, he has served on a number of public and private Boards of Directors including education-related portfolio companies. He has over 25

    years of experience in commercial real estate and venture capital markets. He is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, providing opportunities for low income children and the arts. Mr. Segal received a B.A., cum laude and with honors, in English from Wesleyan University.

    Bhavneet Singh is President and Chief Executive Officer, Global English and Informal Learning at Pearson. He is responsible for the management and direction of both of these sectors globally. Singh's portfolio encompasses all English language businesses, including WSE, the leading English institute of blended learning with 450 centres globally, Global English, as well as online

    products such as Discovery Island and MyEnglishLabs. In his Informal Learning remit, Singh is tasked with using non-traditional settings and methods to enhance individuals' life skills. In addition, he is responsible for all of Pearson's education work in India. Until recently, Singh held the position of Managing Director and EVP, responsible for all Emerging Markets at Viacom.

    Paul Gollash, who graduated from the University of Chicago-Booth school of business and Dartmouth College, has 15 years of business experience as an entrepreneur and an investor. His path began in Madrid, where he launched a new retail business for GM Europe. Gollash also started an import/export business in Chile. His exposure to these different countries prompted him to develop a lifelong passion for

    “travel and language education.” His management consultant position at Booz Allen gave him experience in heavy data analysis. He then became a venture investor for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. It was from this experience that he learned two important lessons: “attack big markets” and “dedicate yourself to something about which you're truly passionate.” This led him to establish Voxy.

    John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. He was one of the earliest investors in Quigo Technologies, which was purchased by AOL in December 2007, and in Cornerstone OnDemand. He has also served on the boards of 500px, Centzy, ClearPath Immigration, Infochimps, Interaxon, Media Gobbler, Klout, Parse.ly,

    Phone.com, Quigo Technologies, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company, and Voxy. He is also a mentor with the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program. He worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 21 years in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering, and capital markets. Frankel earned a M.A. from New College, Oxford .

    For the past decade, Jeff has held a series of senior roles leveraging an analytical focus first to drive business unit level results in credit and lending. He ultimately ran marketing strategy for Capital One's consumer and small business card divisions, managing a high

    9-figure marketing budget and driving over $5 billion in revenue. Jeff has been responsible for the development of cutting edge online targeting and segmentation methodologies in online lead generation channels as well as new data-driven techniques for inbound site optimization.

    Academic Advisory Board

    • Marta González - Lloret

    • Mike Long

    • Cathy Doughty


    Marta González-Lloret is an Associate Professor at the Spanish Division of the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and cooperative faculty at the

    department of Second Language Studies. Her main areas of interest are technology and TBLT, technology and L2 pragmatics, Conversation Analysis for L2 technology-mediated interaction; teacher training; and materials development.

    Mike Long is Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals and was co-editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series for its first 20 years. He has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books, and recent publications

    include The Handbook of Language Teaching, co-edited with Catherine Doughty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment, co-edited with Gisela Granena (John Benjamins, 2013), and Second language acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching (Wiley-Blackwell, in press).

    Catherine J. Doughty is a Senior Research Scientist and Area Director for SLA Research at University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language. She conducts research on language aptitude, advanced learners, instructed SLA, and online learning. She has published articles in Applied

    Linguistics, Language Learning, Language Learning and Technology, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and numerous book chapters; and she co-edited Cambridge University Press’s ­Focus on Form in Classroom SLA (1998), Wiley-Blackwell’s Handbook of SLA Research (2003) and Handbook of Language Teaching (2009).


    • Manuel Bronstein

    • Mark Chernis

    • Jeremy Johnson

    • Joshua Duyan

    • Chip Paucek

    • Dan Porter


    Manuel is currently GM of Game Studio at Zynga. Prior to this role Bronstein was Sr. director of Product for FarmVille. Before joining Zynga, Manuel was Director of Social Interactive Entertainment at Xbox LIVE,

    leading strategy, portfolio and business management for the Video & Music business, Applications, and New Interactive Entertainment Experiences for Xbox, including Netflix, LastFM, Facebook, Twitter and ESPN.

    Mark is currently the President of the K12 Technology Division of Pearson following Pearson’s acquisition of Schoolnet where he was the President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Schoolnet, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer of The Princeton Review. During

    his 24 year career at The Princeton Review, Mark either held or oversaw key leadership positions in nearly every sector of the Company. He now lives in Bedford, NY, where he is a twice-elected member of the Board of Education for the Bedford Central School District.

    Jeremy founded his first company, a marketplace for virtual currency, at 15 and his second, a social network around the college admissions process, at 21 while a student at Princeton University. Having raised funding contingent on him taking time off to run it, he left Princeton to pursue the venture and, two years later, negotiated its acquisition by Zinch. In 2008, Jeremy

    co-founded 2tor with John Katzman, founder of the Princeton Review, to explore the final frontier of online higher education. Jeremy serves on the board of the Young Entrepreneur Council, is an active angel investor and advisor to a select group of technology ventures on both coasts. Jeremy is an avid foodie, and may be the best possible person to ask for a restaurant recommendation.

    Joshua joined Lumosity in 2007 where he is currently a member of the management team. He has helped pioneer research into human cognitive performance, develop web and mobile products, build the leading science-based learning brand, and reach hundreds of millions of users. In addition, Joshua co-founded

    and sold Revolver, LLC, a health and fitness company that produced a suite of 7 iPhone apps and was acquired by MapMyFitness, Inc. Joshua started his career co-founding an eCommerce wine company, RiotWine, LLC, which is now operated by Bottlenotes, Inc. Joshua graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Chip is the CEO and Co-founder of 2U, a company that partners with universities to build, administer, and market online degree programs. 2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed

    to compete in a space currently dominated by mediocre programs. Previously Chip was CEO of Hooked on Phonics where he expanded access to the program by bringing it from infomercial sales to distribution across major US retailers.

    Dan Porter is the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. After selling his social games company OMGPOP, he became the GM of Zynga New York. Previously he was the SVP of corporate development

    managing investments for Richard Branson and the Virgin Group. Dan started out working with bands at RCA Records, was a public school teacher and President of the Teach For America program and President of Ticket web, which he sold to IAC.

    • Erick Tseng

    • Gary Vaynerchuk

    • Richard P. Ramirez

    • Alessandra Lariu

    • Welington Fonseca


    Erick joined Facebook in May 2010 as the company’s Head of Mobile Products. Previously, he had worked at Google for nearly 4 years, where he helped launch and grow Android, Google’s open source mobile operating system as the

    group’s Lead Product Manager. He then joined the Android team, where he proceeded to launch Android 1.0, as well as subsequent platform releases. Most recently, he led the overall development and launch of Google’s Nexus One phone.

    Gary Vaynerchuk has captured attention with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. After primarily utilizing traditional advertising techniques to build his family's local retail wine business into a national industry leader, Gary rapidly leveraged social media tools such as

    Twitter and Facebook to promote Wine Library TV, his video blog about wine. Gary's success has led to a seven-figure book deal, several national TV appearances, and a flurry of speaking engagements around the world. Gary's dual identity as both business guru and wine guy has made him the "Social Media Sommelier."

    Richard has directed the development, launch and management of businesses in online video and music, marketing, social, traffic information and logistics, consumer services and distance learning. A current Director of Zumbox, a leader in Digital Postal Mail services, he has also been an Advisor to Shelter Capital and Starvest Partners. His work extends from media giants (NBC/U, Greater

    Media, Univision and Viacom/CBS) to an extensive early stage venture experience (Veoh, Ruckus, Traffic.com, Unext, Cardean Learning Group, K12, Aha Media, Culture 11, ThinkPassenger, MyTime, Infomus, WeDidIt). Richard is a graduate of Boston College, Carroll Scholl Of Management, where he earned BS in Finance. He attended on a full athletic scholarship, earning varsity letters in football.

    Ale is the CEO of shout and co-founder of SheSays, a five year old award-winning global network organization focused on the engagement, education and advancement of women in digital marketing. In 2012 she was in FastCompany’s “League of extraordinary women” with 60 other amazing ladies like Hillary Clinton, Oprah and the founder of Kiva. Before starting her own

    company, she was SVP Group Creative Director at McCann and worked for Agency Republic. Ale is a guest teacher at Berghs and Columbia to name a few. She also writes for Wired magazine and is on the board of the Art Directors Club, Wharton School of Marketing and the Creative Review Board for The Ad Council. Ale grew up in Rio and speaks five languages, but mixes them a lot.

    As the VP of Marketing for Gilt Groupe, Welington has spearheaded various initiatives including the implementation of ongoing activation, reactivation, and loyalty programs, and the optimization of Gilt’s marketing policies and customer programs including Gilt’s Noir loyalty program. Prior to joining Gilt, he was VP of Marketing at Lord & Taylor, overseeing its customer acquisition and retention

    programs both in-store and online, and a Director of Marketing at Toys “R”Us, where he managed all “R”Us guest programs. Welington obtained his bachelor’s degree in business from Mackenzie University in his home country Brazil, and his MBA from Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the father of six year-old twins and currently resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey.


    • Weld North

    • Partnership Fund for New York City

    • Contour Venture Partners

    • Seavest Capital Partners

    • ff Venture Capital

    • Doug Levine


    Weld North, is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global alternative asset manager, Weld North seeks to make venture capital and control investments in businesses with high

    potential for long-term growth in cash flow. As a partner with strong and highly motivated management teams, the firm looks to accelerate growth through a focus on enhancing the customer experience, operational excellence, marketing expertise, and strategic and disciplined management.

    The Partnership Fund for New York City is the investment arm of the Partnership for New York City, the city's premier business organization. The Partnership Fund invests in businesses with principal operations in New York

    City. The Partnership Fund focuses on new job creation, revitalization of distressed areas, minority-owned enterprises, and innovative ideas or products that position New York at the cutting edge of growth sector industries.

    Contour Venture Partners is a New York City based early stage venture capital firm. Contour invests in companies that provide innovative technology-enhanced products and services into the

    financial services, digital media and Internet sectors. Contour partners with passionate entrepreneurs and management teams to build great businesses that seek to ultimately transform their industries.

    Seavest Capital Partners is a private investment firm that invests in early and growth stage companies primarily in the education, life sciences and consumer technology sectors. The

    firm’s portfolio has included early stage investments in companies such as Wireless Generation (acquired by News Corp. for $400M), Schoolnet (acquired by Pearson for $230M) and Tout.

    ff Venture Capital partners with startups that can be the low cost, disruptive player in their respective industry. The firm’s early-stage investments include Quigo

    Technologies, which was purchased by AOL in December 2007 for a reported $340million, Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD on NASDAQ), which had a successful IPO in March 2011, Klout and 500px.

    Doug is an entrepreneur and investor in online education, real estate, hospitality, and digital media. Doug provided the round of capital that made Voxy possible. At 29, Doug founded Crunch Fitness, which he built from a single gym in the East Village of NY into the most dynamic and disruptive business in the fitness

    space. Crunch not only spawned a new paradigm in fitness with its innovative group programming, but became one of the world's most recognized and respected brands. Doug sold Crunch to Bally's in 2004 and has become an active investor - both early and late stage - in online education, real estate, hospitality, and digital media.

    • Pearson

    • Rethink Education


    Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support. Pearson’s courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages, helping people

    learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. With more than two billion people around the world learning English, Pearson is at the forefront of the industry. More than 1.5 million teachers and 35 million students in 150 countries use our English language learning resources and tools each year.

    Rethink Education is an early-stage education technology venture capital fund investing in companies that have demonstrated success in implementing business

    models that leverage technology to re-imagine how traditional education is delivered. Rethink's investments include EverFi, Engrade, Hapara, and Pathbrite.

    Job Opportunities

    Voted The Best US Tech Company To Work For in 2012
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    • Competitive Salary and
      Stock Options

    • Flexible Work Hours

    • Game Room

    • Excellent

    What the Employees Say

    • "I really want to take advantage of the technology that we have to empower people to be bilingual."

      Manuel Morales

      Director of Product Management

    • "This was the first opportunity in my professional life to really have an impact and build a product that the whole world can use."

      Aron Grossman

      CFO and VP of Corporate Development

    1 billion people in the world are learning English
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    What People are Saying

    • “Voxy’s next generation platform makes it easy for our team members to improve their communications skills and thus the guest experience. ” - CEO, Raul Leal

    • “Currently, Voxy is better positioned to make learning English more democratic, easy and effective than any other platform in the world.”

    • “We’re not using any type of traditional grammar or strict structure here… you learn through your senses and real situations.”

    • “Learn English from the daily news that interests you most.”

    • “Voxy integrates content from the internet into a learning program”

    • “Voxy’s Paul Gollash makes language learning social, local, and mobile .”

    • “Perhaps the best part about Voxy is that it uses game mechanics like points, number of words collected, or times spent in order to drive a language learner’s progress and commitment, engaging users who would otherwise be bored and get distracted from the task at hand.”

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