Our Mission

To teach the next billion people English and become the de facto way people learn languages.

Speak makes language learning apps that help you get real conversational practice without needing a live tutor on the other end.

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The problem is that it's nearly impossible to learn to speak a language without constant access to a speaking partner. Grammar and vocab apps don't really help. You need to actually converse with someone. This is why virtually everyone fails unless they have a tutor or immerse themselves in the language they’re learning.

Speak is on a journey to fix this. We're creating an AI-powered tutor that replicates the flow of a conversation, without needing a human on the other end. The goal is to make it radically more accessible to be able to have conversations in a foreign language and eventually help hundreds of millions of people gain fluency who otherwise wouldn't be able to.

Traction

We've quickly grown to become the #1 English app in our first market, South Korea, and now serve hundreds of thousands of subscribers in over 30 countries

Investment

We've thoughtfully raised over $60m from leading institutions like OpenAI Startup Fund and Founders Fund, and individual investors including Sam Altman, Peter Thiel, and Lachy Groom.

People

Team of 60 people across offices in San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, and Ljubljana, with backgrounds at companies like Meta, Google, Doordash, Square, and Dropbox.

Founders

Founders have previous exits in the education space, including Flashcards+ (#1 education app, acquired by Chegg).

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Life at Speak—

A global family

Perks and
Benefits

We offer all the standard benefits you'd expect at a tech startup, along with stipends for wellness and language learning!

In addition, team members are encouraged to travel between offices and we also host an annual company offsite.

Competitive salary and equity

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance

Unlimited PTO

Parental leave

401(k)

Monthly wellness stipend

Monthly language learning stipend

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