Japan’s adaptive learning tech startup Polyglots secures estimated $292,000 in seed round



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Tokyo-based Polyglots, a Japanese startup that developed an English newsreader app under the same name, has secured funding from East Ventures in a seed round. Funding details have not been disclosed but it’s likely worth around 35 million yen or $292,000.

The mobile app is available for iOS and Android, allowing Japanese users to learn English while reading news updates with many useful features such as managing unfamiliar English words in the app.

Polyglots’ adaptive learning engine enables the app to offer optimized content for each user according to his or her learning progress. Since its launch eight months ago, the app has attracted over 140,000 users through viral marketing. The company plans to use the funds to strengthen their business foundation and increase the variety of content.

Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by Kurt Hanson
Proofread by “Tex” Pomeroy