SkimaTalk Secures USD 0.1 Million in Seed Round

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Funding led by Recruit Strategic Partners enables SkimaTalk, an online marketplace for language learners and teachers around the world, to accelerate development of new social language learning service.

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SkimaTalk, Inc. (Berkeley, CA), an education startup, announced today that it has raised a USD 0.1 million from the Palo Alto, California-based Recruit Strategic Partners, Inc.

“This funding enables development of our new social language learning site where anyone can be a teacher and learn any languages with peer learners, and its forthcoming introduction early next year” said Koji Shimizu, co-founder of SkimaTalk.

SkimaTalk operates a peer-to-peer English learning platform that connects native English speakers with English learners through one-on-one online video conversations. English learners can improve their English, learn more about other cultures and skills, and best of all, meet new people. Learners can purchase 25-minute time slots of teachers for only $9. There are no membership or monthly fees. It's simple, quick, and easy.

SkimaTalk continues to recruit native English speakers including talented and enthusiastic college students and recent college graduates who want to earn money by conducting online video teaching sessions with English language learners in Japan, Korea, and Italy. The majority of SkimaTalk teachers started teaching without any prior teaching experience or certification, and for many students, the teacher’s passion and willingness to help others matter more. Those who are interested can apply here:

About SkimaTalk ( SkimaTalk, Inc. provides a new social language-learning platform that empowers individuals to share language skills globally through one-on-one online video conversations. Based in Berkeley, CA, USA, it started its service in April 2012, acquiring users from Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe.

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