New Funding and Launching in Brazil

Aprenda inglês com a Voxy

We are incredibly excited to announce that Voxy has raised $2.8M to continue expanding our product and company! Seavest, Inc. and Contour Ventures are welcome additions to our investor base, joining ff Asset Management and several other new and existing angel investors. Following the financing round, we launched our iPhone app in Brazil on August …

The Power of Contextual Language Learning [RESOURCES]

The concept of contextual learning is hardly a new one. American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey imagined it in the first half of the 20th century when he advocated project-based learning and experiential education. Kurt Lewin and David Kolb established similar theories on experiential learning, or the process of making meaning from a direct …

Voxy iPhone App Ranked #1 in Education in 11 Countries

Yesterday, while tracking the progress of our new iPhone app with location-based language lessons, the Voxy team discovered some exciting news: Aprende inglés – Voxy had hit the #1 spot in the App Store’s Education category in 11 Spanish-speaking countries! In Spain, the app is currently ranked #3 overall; in Venezuela, it has moved its …

Voxy Stories Now Available in Multiple Reading Levels

This is one small step for Voxy and one giant leap for Voxy learners that we can’t resist sharing. Yesterday, February 8, all Voxy stories were upgraded from super cool to unbelievably awesome. The content of these “super cool” stories of the past was written at a basic reading level only. The “unbelievably awesome” stories …

Voxy Arrives on iPhone

English language learning has never been more convenient, fun or mobile. Meet Aprende inglés – Voxy, our first generation iPhone app that is now available for download from the App Store. The finished product is quite similar to the mobile prototype developed at Startl’s Mobile Design Boost back in November. Learners can take advantage of …

Brainscape Interviews Voxy's Founder & CEO [VIDEO]

Andrew Cohen, Founder and CEO of Brainscape (and Voxy’s first guest blogger), hooked us up with some YouTube face time over the holidays. Check out his interview with Paul – Founder and CEO of Voxy – to hear some interesting thoughts on language education, mobile learning and so much more. Have thoughts of your own? …

HOW TO: Track Linguistic Communities in the US

Growing up, I used to hear about the existence of predominantly Portuguese-speaking communities in my home state of MA. Because my foreign language radar was only sophisticated enough to detect “language other than English” at the time, I never caught anyone conversing in Portuguese. Today, when I stumbled upon the MLA Language Map and Language …

An Early Christmas Present: Voxy Raises Additional $600K

What an exciting way to end 2010 and ring in the New Year! We’re so grateful for everyone – investors, employees, families, friends and Voxy learners – who made this second round of funding happen. For complete details on our investors and plans for the near future, check out the official press release and this …

Beta by the Numbers: Voxy Growth Since Launch

Do you remember our Battlefield Presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010? When asked about Voxy’s “secret sauce” – what, exactly, the company was going to be excellent at – Paul responded, “media and technology.” Because of our strong commitment to both of these components, we’ve come a long way since our September 28 launch. New and …