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Overcome the Barrier, INC

Personalized peer-to-peer English learning at scale.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2016
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

We make personalized English language learning more affordable and accessible to learners - through online matching with tutors - and more efficient to English language tutors - through tools and technology-enabled workflows.

Business Model:
Our instructors create their profiles and set heir hourly rates on our market place website
2B English Learners book them
We take 20% cut per lesson


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    CTO- technical Co-Founder

    platform development. Bradly is from St. Louis, USA, but currently calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. He is responsible for all things related to technology, including the company website, client platforms, and data and analytics. His prior experience includes TV production and the US Department of State.

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    Head of Business Development

    Formerly Associate Director, in Large Pharmaceutical Company in Japan and now Head of Global Business Development at OCTB and Board Member. Steffen is based in Tokyo, Japan. He is responsible for delivering a superior experience to our learners on a global basis, by building and sustaining close relationships with our customers. His previous experience includes corporate HR, Learning & Development, and language training.

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    Founder and CEO

    Vladimir Kovin – CEO. Vladimir is from Russia, and currently resides in Boston, USA. An accountant by trade, CPA, prior to this, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Citi. Vladimir designed and developed the OCTB Method wanting to bring accountability to language learning. After 9 years, Vladimir has overseen the company's expansion into Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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