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Acquired bybabbel
Date3/2013

General Information

Offices

Headquarters
35 Stillman Street
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

People

Founder & CEO
VP of Pedagogy
Advisor

Funding

TOTAL $820k
FUNDING TOTAL $820k
Seed, 9/2008
Kevin Yu
$20k
Seed, 1/2011
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
$750k
Angel, 1/2011
Sean Glass
$50k

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PlaySay

★ “Making learning a language fun” - The Wall Street Journal ★ “Enabling a Conversational Language Learning Experience” - The New York Times ★ TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist - TechCrunch

PlaySay is an iPhone game that connects language learners so they can have real conversations with pronunciation feedback.

PlaySay is a #1 ranked Education app in the USA, acquiring up to 10K new users per day in the English/Spanish segments of the global $83B market for language learning.

PlaySay is TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist, backed by the most active VC’s in the education space of the USA (Novak Biddle Venture Partners). PlaySay has closed premium content deals with the largest language learning publisher of the USA (McGraw-Hill) as well as the largest foreign language dictionary publisher of the world (HarperCollins).

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    PlaySay was acquired by babbel. (3/21/13)
    Posted 3/25/13 at 8:09pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    PlaySay — PlaySay Spanish launched (5/1/12)
    Posted 5/27/12 at 5:08pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    PlaySay — At TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco, PlaySay unveiled the world’s first method of learning foreign languages by communicating in those languages through pictures. (9/13/11)
    Posted 9/14/11 at 6:38pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    PlaySay added Bob Laws as VP of Pedagogy. (3/15/11)
    Posted 9/12/11 at 12:29pm
  • Dollar
    PlaySay received $750k in Seed funding. (1/24/11)
    Posted 9/12/11 at 11:47am
  • Dollar
    PlaySay received $50k in Angel funding. (1/24/11)
    Posted 11/15/11 at 1:46pm
  • Dollar
    PlaySay received $20k in Seed funding. (9/1/08)
    Posted 2/1/10 at 10:01pm
  • Check
    PlaySay added Ryan Meinzer as Founder & CEO.
    Posted 2/1/10 at 10:01pm
  • Check
    PlaySay added Billy Leung as Advisor.
    Posted 10/9/12 at 11:13pm

Videos

Above:

PlaySay Startup Battlefield Presentation - Disrupt SF 2011

Added: 10/7/11
Above:

PlaySay Spanish App

Added: 5/29/12

Screenshots

PlaySay screenshot
Above: PlaySay Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/29/12
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Products

PlaySay Inglés

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PlaySay Spanish

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Sources

  1. German Language Learning Startup Babbel Buys Disrupt Finalist PlaySay To Target The U.S. Market (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Representative Director, PayPal Japan [edit]
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  5. PlaySay Uses Facebook To Help You Learn A Language (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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