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The Language Chef

The Language Chef aims to become a strong Media Company focusing on Food, Foreign Language and Travel.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 1
  • Website thelanguagechef.com

Company Summary

The Language Chef is the GO TO site and company for everything related to Foreign Languages and Foreign Cuisines. Our product lines include a comprehensive language learning series (learning a language using cuisine as a backdrop), smartphone apps, and merchandise. The hub of The Language Chef is an active social media website, paid for by advertising and freemium models, that brings together several market sectors.

Team

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    Robert M. Aiudi
    CEO and Founder

    05 - present - Sales/Marketing Consultancy, Owner
    03-05 - CEO, Terrich Inc, Chinese Computer Co.
    01-03 - VP, US Sales, Rhetorical Systems
    94 - 01 - Dir, Int'l Bus Dev, Dragon Systems

    Education
    Yale U, Chinese Studies
    Goethe Institute, Germany, Germany Studies
    University of Normandy, Int'l Relations
    University of Connecticut, BA, Int'l Relations

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    Sona Banker
    CFO

    Investment Mgr @ Goldman Sachs/PE Group; Director of Investments @ HSS Ventures, Equity Analyst @ Morgan Stanley and Argonaut Capital Mgmt.

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    Alessandra Binazzi
    VP, Marketing & Tourism

    Director of Int'l Marketing, Pinnacle Enterprises
    Director, Sales, Putumayo, New York
    Director, Sales, Southern Europe, Dragon Systems
    MBA, Northeastern, Italian native
    fluent in 5 languages

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    Michael Wu
    Advisor

    VC @ Chart Venture Partners & Blue Angel Ventures,
    Product Mgr of Mobiles @ Ericsson & Nextel; Duke MBA, MS EE GaTech
    Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business
    Georgia Tech
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Advisors

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    Mo Chanumughan, Legal Studio
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Aaron Smyle, Smyle Associates
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Francesco Grimaldi, Seed Investor, $50k
    Unconfirmed
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    Virginia Page, Friend, $20K
    Unconfirmed
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    Susam Murphy, Friend $20K
    Unconfirmed