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
Miles
Senior Full Stack Developer
Jason
Senior Backend Engineer
Remy
Full Stack Developer
Louisa
Full Stack Developer
Aidan
Engineering Manager
Matt
Data Scientist
Mayank
Associate Backend Developer

Our Product Team

Richard
Head of Product
Jessica
Curriculum Designer
Brandon
Senior Learning Technologist
Ged
Senior Product Manager
Jiang Shuai
Technical Delivery Manager

Our Design Team

Carol
Designer
Laura
Designer
Jason
Game Designer
Sonia
Junior video editor
Konnaire
Senior Product Designer
Ptolemy
Technical Designer

Our Teachers

Hannah
Teacher

Our Market Team

Joanna
Community & Operations Associate
Tammy
Content and Community Associate
Hsin Jui
Content and Community Associate
Fransisca
Country Analyst
Jieun
Country Analyst
Sam
Head of International Markets
Jenny
International Marketing Consultant
Rosemarie
Market Manager
Henry
Market Manager
Fan
Marketing Associate
Betty
Marketing Growth Associate
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
Tom
Talent Associate

Our Customer Support Team

Ashley
Customer Support Coordinator
Patrizia
CS Agent
Betty
CS Agent
Aurora
CS Agent
Ayoola
Head of Customer Success & Community

Our Finance Team

Elisabeth
Finance & Business Operations Associate
Mads
Finance & Operations Associate
"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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