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We want to disrupt the English language school industry in Turkey. It's a $400m+ market: it's broken and ready for a shake up.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Istanbul Trend Hotel, Gedik Paşa Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 2
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Company Summary

We have launched an online English language school tailored for Turkish speakers. Our mission is to unlock the dormant language skills many Turks possess to create confidence for effective communication. There is a push for English in Turkey, yet private language institutes do not produce results. After years of classes, most students still can't speak. We have our first customers and are looking for an investor to help us scale.


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    Kris William Jagasia

    Kris spent 2 years in Abu Dhabi working for Mubadala leading investments in the renewable space (solar, wind, energy efficiency). Before that, Kris worked with the Chief Restructuring Officer of Dubai World, to reschedule over $20bn in debt. Prior to the Middle East, Kris was an Associate Director at Deloitte in Toronto, working on Public Private Partnerships and restructurings. Kris is a CA and CFA and obtained his B.Comm from McGill University.

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    James Heywood

    James spent 4 years teaching at one of Istanbul's top private schools and teaching Turkish professionals on the side. Prior to this, James spent 2 years in Dubai, establishing Veripark's first overseas operations, obtaining first-hand experience about the challenges facing a Turkish company when entering the English-speaking global environment.

    Masters in linguistics from La Sorbonne in Paris, fluent in French, Turkish, Spanish and Italian.