ENTITY Academy Acquires AI-enabled Speech Analytics Software Company SpeakPulse

ENTITY Academy acquires SpeakPulse

ENTITY Academy, a leading female-focused EdTech platform providing a unique wraparound educational experience to prepare women for the 21st-century workforce, has acquired SpeakPulse, an interview preparation technology software that helps students prepare for job interviews.

The tool is exclusively available via ENTITY Academy now.

SpeakPulse, the sixth tool added to ENTITY's core wraparound services, is an AI-enabled speech analytics software that helps learners and job seekers improve their fluency, communication skills, interview performance, and overall confidence. Features include:

●   Randomized interview prompts with the ability to record and playback 30-60 second soundbites

●   Analysis, scoring, and ranking of speech patterns (redundancy, stutters, stumbles), usage of filler words, quality of articulation and pronunciation, and speech rates

●   Option to accelerate progress by meeting 1:1 with a certified career coach

The application uses pattern-matching techniques to identify patterns of speech that reflect speaker confidence and fluency. By simulating an interview setting, users prepare to answer real-world questions and 85% have shown increased confidence levels.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jennifer Schwab, Founder & CEO of ENTITY, said,

"Our mission at ENTITY is to provide women with a wraparound education experience that prepares them for the future workforce and maximizes their ROI. The acquisition of SpeakPulse will help us further our goal of closing the skills, confidence, and wage gaps that disproportionately impact women. The AI-driven mock interview is another exclusive ENTITY tool that gives our students a competitive edge."

ENTITY acquired the SpeakPulse technology from its founder, Clayton Terris, former VP of Revenue at SV Academy and Head of Partnerships at Thinkful.

Clayton Terris, Founder of SpeakPulse, said,

"We found a great partner in ENTITY and we feel good about passing the keys to them. SpeakPulse will enhance the user experience and add a layer of analytics to the interview prep component of the student lifecycle."

Established in 2016, ENTITY Academy is disrupting traditional education models by taking a student-led approach that supports women from education through career trajectory. Entity Academy's four-pillar methodology equips women of all ages with skills and experience needed in the rapidly changing career landscape, including real-world hard skills, soft skills & leadership training, high-touch mentorship, and assistance with job placement. Through its unique offering, ENTITY Academy strives to directly impact closing the gender pay gap by training, mentoring, and placing women in 21st-century careers. 

ENTITY Academy has last raised $100 million in October last year in a new funding round led by Leif, an outcome-based education finance platform.

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