In the Spotlight: Tandem

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Tandem provides a language learning app where millions of people teach each other. It was launched in Berlin in 2015 by three friends on a mission to connect the world through languages.

Tandem is a mobile app that brings together millions of language learners. Members of the community form one-on-one partnerships to teach each other their native languages via text, audio, and video chat. The tandem learning method has been developed by Tandem Fundazioa.

On the Tandem App, the user will be shown members from all over the world who speak the language the user wants to learn and who want to learn the language the user speaks. The user will then be able to reach out to other members of the community and start their language exchange. 

Growing the Tandem Community

Our mission remains the same: to build a global language-learning community that empowers everyone, everywhere to speak any language. We’ll continue to work hard to achieve this, by adding new members to the Tandem team, accelerating product development, and supporting the growth of Tandem’s global community.

No matter how you go about it, it takes time to master a new language. At Tandem, we’ve always believed in the power of friendships and human connection to stay motivated. During these unprecedented times, more and more people are getting used to connecting and working digitally. That’s why we’re excited about developing new formats for people to learn together online and live on the Tandem app.

Today, 18 million members from around the world use Tandem web and mobile apps to help each other learn new languages via text, audio, and video chat. There are a whopping 300 languages to learn and teach in Tandem, everything from German to Tok Pisin and Walloon to Lozi.

We first invested in Tandem in 2018. In 2020 the company raised an A-round led by Brighteye Ventures. 

Want to learn a new language and meet new friends? Join the Tandem community. And if you have the next EdTech solution changing the way we learn and are looking for funding, how about reaching out to us?

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