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Glovico UG

Glovico is a Fair Trade language school, where people from developing countries teach their mother tongues via Skype.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Club Hípico de Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Glovico markets 55 minute classes via Skype with native teachers in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and English and 25 other regional languages. In that way we provide additional income opportunities in developing countries, offer a unique, convenient and affordable language learning experience and foster intercultural dialogue. Our customers are professionals between 20 and 50, and NGOs and businesses that send volunteers/employees abroad.


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    Tobias Mathis Lorenz

    Glovico was founded by Tobias in 2010, he holds degrees in Philosophy and Linguistics as well as a PhD in Entrepreneurship research. His responsibilities as CEO include running the daily operations, developing the teaching methodology and overseeing the technological development of the company (website and apps). He works full time on the company since he joint the Start-Up Chile program in July 2012.

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    Katharina Scharnetzky

    Katharina has a background in strategy consulting and is currently pursuing her MBA at Columbia University. Before moving into consulting she studied Mathematics at University College London. Speaking Spanish, French and English fluently (besides her German mother tongue), she is well acquainted with language learning and has frequently tutored herself. She takes care of finances and business development besides finishing her MBA.

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    Ana Mercedes Pardo

    Ana is a creative, resourceful, and detail-oriented software engineer and web developer with over 3 years of experience in programming, project planning, and software design; with object-oriented programming techniques, and exceptional communication skills (proficient in Spanish and English). She is the CTO of Glovico and furthermore contributes her broad network in Latin America.

Previous Investors

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    StartUp Chile