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

Meet the Lingumi Team.

We're a global team, proudly working from:

Our London Team

Toby
Co-founder, CEO
Adit
Co-founder, COO
Hsin Jui
Content and Community Associate
Mads
Finance & Operations Associate
Sam
Head of International Markets
Rosemarie
Market Manager
Brandon
Senior Learning Technologist
Ptolemy
Technical Designer

Our Cardiff Team

Richard
Head of Product
Tammy
Content and Community Associate
Laura
Designer
Carol
Designer
Jason
Game Designer

Our Singapore Team

Freda
People / HR Associate
Jason
Senior Backend Engineer
Jiang Shuai
Technical Delivery Manager
Ken
VP Engineering

Our China Team

Henry
Market Manager
Fan
Marketing Associate
Betty
Marketing Growth Associate
Faye
Senior PR and Influencer Marketer

Our CS Agents

Ashley
Customer Support Coordinator
Patrizia
CS Agent
Aurora
CS Agent
Betty
CS Agent
"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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