OKpanda crafts innovative digital products for learning English. We use our social and gaming backgrounds (73 Million users on Facebook and iOS) to help people learn in novel ways, delivering superior curricula, smart games and context awareness to achieve amazing outcomes.
OKpanda is a venture funded English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. In the same way Uber allows anybody with a car to be a Limo service, we allow any qualified English teacher to build their own English classroom.
We target the $20 billion English learning space in Asia, 90% of whose revenues still go to brick and mortar language schools. Our focus is Japan, a huge market with horrible learning outcomes where we provide convenient and effective live online instruction and digital learning tools.
The founders are serial entrepreneurs and all code. We have experience scaling applications and services to tens of millions of users with as many as 1500 requests per second on relational and non-relational systems. We move fast, build, iterate and ship constantly. In December 2013 we released our first product on Japan’s Apple App Store, achieved the #1 position in the education category and brought in 300K+ installs in only 12 wee