In this post I highlight the main differences that exist, in my opinion, between the research team we have built at ELSA and some of the realities I have been able to observe so far during my professional career. I am aware that both academic and corporate research have many implementation variants, all of them valid if the objectives they set themselves are achieved.
Achieves Strategic B2B Partnership in Thailand with SEAC – a leading education business with 28 years of experience in corporate training and capability development
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – NOVEMBER 8, 2019 – ELSA, a rising startup listed as one of the “Top 4 Companies Using A.I. To Transform The World” by Forbes, is officially introduced to Thailand with its strategic B2B partnership with SEAC – the region’s leading lifelong learning center for corporate training & capability development. According to the partnership details, SEAC will introduce the “ELSA 3-in-1” English training solution to 770 top companies and 1310 schools in Thailand, including 570 public schools and 740 private schools. Leading Thailand’s consulting and professional development business, SEAC’s list of long-standing clients includes approximately a hundred of Fortune 500 companies.
“ELSA is eager to collaborate with SEAC on offering effective language learning solutions to individuals and SEAC’s corporate clients. This event represents an important landmark for ELSA on our path to become the best and most accessible pronunciation training tool for the more than 1.5 billion language learners around the world. We want to help them speak English confidently and fluently to unlock new opportunities in their lives,” said Ms. Vu Van, co-founder & CEO of ELSA.
Ms. Arinya Talerngsri, SEAC’s Managing Director also said, “Our partnership with ELSA is extremely important to both SEAC and the community we serve. For people to prosper they need to be lifelong learners and ELSA will enable this for the vast majority for whom English is not their first language. This empowers Thai and Southeast Asian people to reach their full potential by contributing and enjoying the benefits of a more interconnected world.”
After a successful Series A funding round with the participation of several Silicon Valley’s giants, led by Google’s A.I-focused fund Gradient Ventures, ELSA is more than ready for its next big jump. The company is expanding globally and opening representative offices in some of the biggest markets across the region, namingly India (1.3 billion people), Indonesia (270 million people), and Japan (126 million people). On this occasion, ELSA also introduces the “ELSA 3-In-1” English training solution for corporations, which allows (1) employees to learn anytime, anywhere using the app; (2) companies to track their learning progress in real-time from their organization’s dashboard; and (3) management boards to co-design practical, specialized curriculums relevant to their working contexts with the help of international language experts at ELSA.