Investors

The resources that allow us to grow

Technology Crossover Ventures

Technology Crossover Ventures

Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) led a round of financing for Open English in 2013 with funds used to fulfill the company’s mission to be the most effective way to reach fluency in English by improving the overall user experience, fueling staff growth and expanding into new territories across the globe. TCV is a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.

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Insight Venture Partners

Creating Vision with Insight

Insight Venture Partners led Open English’s $43M round in 2012, permitting the company to grow the Brazilian market and develop a new English course and learning platform. Insight Venture Partners focuses on emerging software, data and Internet companies.

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Redpoint Ventures

Red Hot English Courses

Redpoint Ventures and Open English teamed up in 2012 to continue the mission of providing English distance-learning courses throughout Latin America. Focused on investing in early-stage technology, Redpoint Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai.

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Kaszek Ventures

Expanding English Learning Online in Latin America

Kaszek Ventures invested in Open English, broadening the company’s presence in Latin America and increasing options for learning English online. Led by Nicolas Szekasy, MercadoLibre’s former CFO, and Hernan Kazah, MercadoLibre’s co-founder, the firm is a leading Latin American venture capital firm investing in high-impact technological entrepreneurs.

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Flybridge Capital Partners

Soaring to New Heights with Flybridge

Flybridge Capital Partners led an early round of Open English’s funding in 2010, allowing the online English course to expand throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America. Flybridge Capital Partners works with technology entrepreneurs to provide resources and guidance from a startup’s earliest days.

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LAM Ventures

Supporting Communications Endeavors

LAM Ventures Corp. is one of Open English’s first investors, supporting its launch of online English courses throughout Latin America early in 2010. LAM Ventures Corp. is a private investment company from Central America whose principals are local leaders in advertising, retailing, direct marketing and television broadcasting.

Angel Investors

Dozens of angel investors from the United States and Latin America provided early resources, allowing Open English to develop innovative methods to learn English online. They supported the company over the years not only with capital, but also with encouragement and other resources during challenging times.