Emmersion Learning Raises $2.4 Million In A New Funding Round Led By Imagen Capital Partners

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Emmersion Learning is a rapidly-growing EdTech company located on the Silicon Slopes of Lehi, Utah. Here is our recent interview with Joe Tomco, CEO of Emmersion Learning:

Q: Joe, can you tell us something more about Emmersion Learning?

A: With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy by leveraging powerful data captured through an adaptive and automated assessment system. This goal is founded in the belief that language learning is most effective when it is personalized and customized to the learner on an individual level.

Q: You’ve recently announced $2.4m in Series A round; could you tell us something more?

A: Emmersion Learning Raises $2.4 Million in Second Round of Funding Led by Imagen Capital Partners

Emmersion Learning announced today that it has closed $2.4 million in equity funding led by Imagen Capital Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm. Additional major existing investors also participated.

The new financing will support Emmersion’s plan to expand its existing language learning platform and to explore new offerings that cater to the academic and corporate markets. Emmersion also plans to use the funding to accelerate R&D hiring.

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Q: What’s the vision that guides you?

A: With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy by leveraging powerful data captured through an adaptive and automated assessment system. This goal is founded in the belief that language learning is most effective when it is personalized and customized to the learner on an individual level.

Q: What do you think makes your company stand out?

A: Our innovative technology, and amazing team.

Q: I’ve read something about your product – TrueNorth Test, can you tell us more about it?

A: In June 2017, Emmersion announced the release of its newest product, the TrueNorth Test, a fully-automated language speaking assessment. This patented technology, developed by co-founder Jacob Burdis, Ph.D., allows users to get immediate results from their speaking assessments. “We are excited to push the limits of technology in language assessment,” said Dr. Burdis, “by infusing machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to improve the validity and reliability of our assessments.”

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Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: Emmersion has experienced dramatic growth with its Spanish and English assessments and has been taken in over 30 countries worldwide by several Fortune 500 companies. Ten additional languages including Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic are set to release soon.

In the next year our main focus is to continue growing around the world, and helping as many people as possible. We have grown from 3-30 employees in the last 18 months. We are also launching 10 additional languages this year.

Last Updated on May 10, 2019

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