Ukrainian-Russian startup raises $1.5mn to teach English to Polish and Spanish kids

Ukrainian-Russian startup raises $1.5mn to teach English to Polish and Spanish kids
AllRight provides children aged 4-12 with courses of English as a foreign language
By bne IntelliNews March 12, 2019

AllRight.io, an e-learning startup with Ukrainian and Russian roots, has just secured $1.5mn in a funding round led by Buran Venture Capital, reports East-West Digital News (EWDN).

Founded in 2017, AllRight provides children aged 4-12 with courses of English as a foreign language. The startup claims to serve more than 1,700 active users monthly, essentially from Russia, with 150 teachers coming from a variety of countries across the world.

Soon after launch, the startup received an initial capital injection of “several hundreds of thousand $,” said its founder, Ukrainian born Oleg Oksyuk, in an exchange with East-West Digital News.

This unnamed individual investor also took part in the latest round.

The fresh funding will help AllRight develop further its product, strengthen its position in its native Russian market, and expand to new markets.

“We launched our service in Spain and Poland just few weeks ago,” Oksyuk told EWDN. “Our product is now fully adapted to three languages [English, Polish and Spanish] with ten teachers who speak these three languages as well as sales and customer support available to users from these countries.”

The startup is registered in the USA, even though its team is still established mostly in Eastern Europe.

Operating essentially in Russia, Hungary and Israel, Buran Venture Capital has several e-learning startups in its portfolio – including Netology, a leading online education platform in Russia, and Learn2play, an eSports learning platform.

“Our experience in the online education sector makes us confident that the large size of the market, combined with low level of technology adoption, leaves plenty of room for development of online services,” stated Mihaly Szalontay, the fund’s managing partner.

“The way kids learn is rapidly evolving and AllRight is well positioned to disrupt the English teaching industry,” he added.

 

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