Australian Education Technology Startup 'Language Your Way' Gets Pre-seed Funding

Why This Australian Education Technology Startup 'Language Your Way' Got its Pre-seed Funding Round

Based on its trajectory to significant growth in student numbers and revenue in the next 12 months, Language Your Way, an Australian EdTech startup has closed its pre-seed funding round from local angel investors including several successful venture capitalists.

Since its launch in 2015, the Melbourne based company has been on the ground in China developing and testing its game-based online education platform for teaching English to Chinese school students.  During that period Language Your Way has reached several key milestones including signing up its first schools and students to the platform and generating initial revenue. LYW initial target areas are the second and third tier provinces with the initial focus specifically in Sichuan province (South-Western region of China).

Language Your Way provides existing English training schools with an online platform that encourages game based learning supplemented with online tutoring. The platform is currently used in multiple English training schools in Sichuan and has recently generated interest from some key players in the local education market.

The funds raised will be used to sign additional schools in the target market and commence the Version 2 of the platform which will feature enhanced gamification and adaptive learning capabilities.

Language Your Way CEO, Pawan Lalwani said “The participation of successful investors and business leaders in our pre-seed round is an endorsement of the LYW business model and the milestones we have achieved to date in a very short time period. With a targetable market of over 200 million Kindergarten to Year 12 students, the growing acceptance of online learning among parents and the rapid growth of broadband Internet access, China offers a significant market for Language Your Way to service their growing needs for English language learning”.

“The next twelve months is shaping up to be a significant and exciting time for our company. We expect Version 2 of our platform to go live in early 2017 and our reach will to grow significantly with a number of schools signing up for the LYW offering.”

 “We are excited by the opportunities the Chinese ESL market is offering us. Our regular visits to meet local Chinese partners over the last couple of years have generated a number of high level contacts and strong relationships on the ground which is vital when building a business in China.”

Language Your Way was recently a finalist at Chengdu Innovate, a recipient of an Australia-China Council grant. The edtech startup has accompanied the delegation that visited Chengdu to build bilateral trade and innovation exchange between Australia and China.

The funding announcement follows the launch of the Turnbull government’s landing pad initiative in Shanghai, which is a part of AUD$1.1billion National Innovation and Science Agenda.

About the Author
Author: Editorial TeamWebsite:
Team of writers and editors at EdTechReview (ETR) - A premier media platform and community for educational stakeholders to connect and find useful news, information and resources on educational technology having a niche subscriber base of 90,000+ and an annual readership of 2.5M+ from over 220 countries and territories across the globe.
For latest updates, you can follow us on Twitter, Linkedin

Like what we do?

The Latest EdTech News To Your Inbox

Follow us:




Latest EdTech News To Your Inbox

The EdTech Tweets

EdTechReview EdTechReview is happy to announce LoudCloud as Session Partner at the HIGHER EDUCATION TECH CONFERENCE 2019. Meet t…
About 11 hours ago
EdTechReview Come & meet Leadsquared team at the HIGHER EDUCATION TECH CONFERENCE 2019, Delhi 28 June, and discuss how they are…
About 12 hours ago

Follow etr_in on Twitter

About ETR Community

EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.


-> Read More

Join The Community

Subscribe and Join the 80,000+ members who trust us...

Follow us on

I find every news, reviews very informative and interesting. This site is indeed a great site for both teachers and learners. Thanks to EdTech for creating such an enriching site on education. Hats off!!
- Regin Brown, Educationist and Blogger, United Kingdom

My group likes this site because it's so up-to-date and has tons of relevant articles.
- Angela Giuliano, Teacher, New Mexico

Your write ups and articles ignites the minds making them receptive to the whole new wealth of EdTech.
- Jagat Rana, Parent, India

EdTechReview has some great resources for teachers who need to get some ideas about technology in the classroom.
- Loretta Wideman,Teacher, East Africa

EdTechReview keeps educators up to date with trending tech savvy terms relative to the discipline.
- Dr. Ingrid Rizzolo,Education Professional, Curriculum and Instruction Designer, New York City Area

-> Read More

Go to Our Client List

Adobe Avaya Bettasia Bonio Campus Management CK12 CKS Evernote IBM Intel IQPC Kidzania McGraw Hill Moodle Moot USC Rossier CMR University The British School Canadian International School Pathways Ridge Valley

Subscribe to our Newsletters...