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Optimizing the education experience and leveraging online learning to empower learners around the world.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Florianopolis - SC, Brazil
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2007
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Speakle allows students to search for and hire their perfect teacher. Students and teachers register and create a detailed personal profile. Speakle’s unique matching algorithm then finds the teacher that best fits the learning style and personality of each student to optimize the learning interaction. Speakle teachers donate time to teach online in disadvantaged communities. Students support these teachers by hiring them to give online lessons.


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    Alastair Thompson

    Alastair Thompson is the director of Speakle and the co-founder of Inspirados pelo Autismo, a brazilian company which educates and inspires parents of children with autism. Alastair has worked in education and special education since 1997 and focuses on optimizing the teacher-learner interaction. Alastair earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1993 and a PGDE in Education in 2001. Alastair lives in Florianopolis with his wife and 2 children.

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    Iain Thompson

    Iain Thompson has 9 years of experience in IT consulting and architecture. He has spent the last 5 years building multinational community and business portals. Iain has a BCom in Information Systems and Accounting and was a member of the management team that led the UK startup, Strategic Thought, to its successful floatation on the London Stock Exchange, which subsequently won an award for the best IPO of 2005.

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    Rob Sharpe

    Rob Sharpe has 10 years of experience in education and training related projects and is currently team leader on a 35-million-dollar training project for Canada’s largest telecommunications company. Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Education, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology. He has been a professional educator since he was sixteen.