Speak makes language learning apps that help you get real conversational practice without needing a live tutor on the other end.View open roles
We believe that learning a language is one of the most life-changing and life-improving skills a person can acquire. It enables you to connect with new cultures, improve your economic condition, and generally live a richer life. Over 2 billion people are actively learning another language right now, but don’t have a good path to success.
The problem is that it's nearly impossible to learn to speak a language without constant access to a speaking partner. Grammar and vocab apps don't really help. You need to actually converse with someone. This is why virtually everyone fails unless they have a tutor or immerse themselves in the language they’re learning.
Speak is on a journey to fix this. We're creating an AI-powered tutor that replicates the flow of a conversation, without needing a human on the other end. The goal is to make it radically more accessible to be able to have conversations in a foreign language and eventually help hundreds of millions of people gain fluency who otherwise wouldn't be able to.
We've quickly grown to become the #1 English app in our first market, South Korea, and now serve hundreds of thousands of subscribers in over 30 countries
We've thoughtfully raised over $60m from leading institutions like OpenAI Startup Fund and Founders Fund, and individual investors including Sam Altman, Peter Thiel, and Lachy Groom.
Team of 60 people across offices in San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, and Ljubljana, with backgrounds at companies like Meta, Google, Doordash, Square, and Dropbox.
Founders have previous exits in the education space, including Flashcards+ (#1 education app, acquired by Chegg).
Our office in Korea is in Seongsu, "The Brooklyn of Seoul." This is where our marketing and ops teams work their magic.
We have an engineering office in the city center of Ljubljana, the product and design team flies in often to collaborate out there!
Speak San Francisco
Speak started in San Francisco, and today the U.S team works out of a sunny penthouse office in Jackson Square.
Lumie is our official company dog, and our #pets slack channel features over 100 pictures of our various dogs, cats, and bunnies.
We take swag, and happy hours very seriously here in the Speak community.
Our slack is filled with custom emoji’s and memes. Here is Connor, our founder, in his best tie.
We offer all the standard benefits you'd expect at a tech startup, along with stipends for wellness and language learning!
In addition, team members are encouraged to travel between offices and we also host an annual company offsite.
Competitive salary and equity
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
Monthly wellness stipend
Monthly language learning stipend
Content & Curriculum