Seoul-based Ringle raises $18M Series A for its one-on-one English tutoring platform – TechCrunch
Ringle created a niche for itself by focusing on adults first, with courses like business English and interview preparation. Ringle’s co-founders are Seunghoon Lee and Sungpah Lee, who both earned MBAs from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. They developed Ringle based on the challenges they faced as non-native English speakers and graduate students in the U.S. Seunghoon Lee told TechCrunch that Ringle creates proprietary learning materials based on current events to keep its students interested. It delivers feedback that allows students to compare their performance with the top 20% of Ringle users in different metrics.