Myngle

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Myngle
Mynglelogofinal.jpg
Type of site
Virtual education
Available inEnglish, Spanish (Castellano), French, German, Italian, Russian,
OwnerMyngle, inc.
Created byMarina Tognetti, Egbert van Keulen, Danilo da Silva, Valter Stoiani
Websitewww.myngle.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 502,224 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired
LaunchedDec 2007
Current statusofficial/paying[citation needed]

mYngle is an online language learning service provider for business professionals. Based in the Netherlands, they provide one to one lessons through an online virtual classroom.

History[edit]

Myngle was launched in December 2007, based on the experience of its founder Marina Tognetti. She found it hard to study Chinese because of the lack of qualified teachers in her area and a proper learning environment, as well as the flexibility needed to accommodate her busy working schedule.[citation needed] This gave Tognetti the idea to create a company where technology would allow students to take language lessons from teachers located in any part of the world. She resigned from her job at eBay, where she was in the management team for 4 years, and started Myngle.[citation needed]

Applications[edit]

Myngle uses a toolkit for synchronous learning, which consists of VoIP in combination with an integrated whiteboard[clarification needed], feedback and a community environment.[clarification needed]

Financing[edit]

In March 2009, Myngle secured €950,000 ($1.25 million) in the form of a bank loan from Rabobank. The Dutch government, through an innovation program, backed the loan. This was Myngle's second round of financing. On the first round Myngle was able to secure an €800,000 seed investment from the HenQ fund and private individuals.[2]

Awards[edit]

Marina Tognetti receiving the Plugg People's Choice Award, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myngle.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2009/03/04/language-e-learning-startup-myngle-secures-e1-million-euros/
  3. ^ http://www.fembusiness.nl/web/artikelSmal/44964/FEM-Tech-25-Media.htm
  4. ^ Mike Butcher (March 2009). "Plugg wraps with two very capable winnners". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)