The People
and the Story behind Lingumi

Learn more about the people and the story behind Lingumi.

Where it all began.

Toby, our CEO, decided to create Lingumi while studying Modern Languages at Oxford University. He spent a year teaching English in Russia and Italy during his studies, and found that children were beginning English in big groups, at the age of 6 or 7, and found it difficult to learn the words, accent, and structures of the language. His research back at Oxford showed that in early childhood, there is a 'magic window' when children can more easily learn foreign languages, and their accents. Toby began collaborating with academics, designers, and his co-founder Adit, who is a Computer Scientist from UCL, on a solution to this problem. Together, Toby and our team have designed a new way to help parents introduce their children to English in a more interactive, affordable, and effective way. We've turned teaching on its head, putting an English teacher in your home whenever your child wants to learn.

“While I was teaching English to kids in Russia and Italy in 2014, parents often asked me 'what can I do with my younger child?'. They wanted their younger children to begin English at home, before arriving in the classroom at age 6 or 7.”

Toby Mather
Founder & CEO

Our Founders

Toby
Co-founder, CEO
Adit
Co-founder, COO

Our Technology Team

Ken
VP Engineering
Owen
Senior Full Stack Developer
Jason
Senior Backend Engineer
Jordan
Junior Full Stack Developer
Louisa
Full Stack Developer
Remy
Full Stack Developer
Aidan
Engineering Manager
Mayank
Associate Backend Developer

Our Product Team

Richard
Head of Product
James
Head of Studio
Jiang Shuai
Technical Delivery Manager

Our Design Team

Carol
Designer
Laura
Designer
Jason
Game Designer

Our Teachers

Luke
Teacher
Hannah
Teacher

Our Market Team

Nick
CCO
Joanna
Community & Operations Associate
Hsin Jui
Content and Community Associate
Tammy
Content and Community Associate
Rie
Country Analyst
Soyoung
Growth Consultant
Riana
Growth Consultant
Dawn
Influencer lead
Alice
Influencer marketer
Jenny
International Marketing Consultant
Henry
Market Manager
Fan
Marketing Associate
Betty
Marketing Growth Associate
Joyce
Sales Administrator
Dona
Senior Content Marketing Associate
Faye
Senior PR and Influencer Marketer
Ricko
Video Creator

Our People Team

Amanda
Head of Talent
Vanessa
People & Operations Associate
Freda
People Partner East Asia

Our Customer Support Team

Ashley
Customer Support Coordinator
Lottie
Business Operations Associate
Betty
CS Agent
Aurora
CS Agent
Patrizia
CS Agent
Olivia
Community & CS Lead

Our Finance Team

Elisabeth
Finance & Business Operations Associate
Mads
Finance & Operations Associate
Kirsten
Financial Analyst
"Even though we are all so different, we are all tied together by the same belief, that we can change the world of tomorrow through the children of today."
Adit Trivedi
Founder & COO of Lingumi

Join our team!

At Lingumi, we’re on the lookout for passionate, driven and creative people to join our diverse team. Why not take a look at our current job openings?

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