With latest investment, Multibhashi aims to add more languages to its learning platform
Language learning platform Multibhashi has received fresh capital from RareJob of Japan, which conducts online English tutorials. This is RareJob’s first Indian investment.
Anuradha Agarwal, Founder of Multibhashi, said, “The proceeds would mainly be used in expanding the team, improving the technology, enhancing the product with new features and acquiring new users. The company aims to become a go-to player for anyone trying to learn English. It also plans to expand to other languages of India and its neighbouring countries.”
“We look forward to learning from the Japanese player’s experience of having scaled the product and the team in a competitive market. A few other investors are also going to participate in this round,” she added.
Founded in 2016, Multibhashi uses a mobile application to teach 11 Indian languages, including English, Hindi and nine regional languages. The company also utilizes chatbots and community learning features for an immersive experience.
Gaku Nakamura, President and Representative Director, RareJob, stated, “We have one of the largest English tutor networks across our home markets. As we expand globally in the future, we believe this investment presents an opportunity to build a strong exclusive partnership in India, and that has led to this minority investment.”
RareJob was founded in October 2007. It is one of the leading online English as a Second Language (ESL) schools in Japan and the Philippines, which connects students to home-based tutors via video chat for English lessons.