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Team

 LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Michal Etzion, Ph.D.

CTO and VP R&D

Co-Founder

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Michal is an expert in the field of computational linguistics algorithms. She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the Hebrew University. Michal brings with her over 20 years of management & tech experience in leading companies.

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Hadar Abramovich, MBA

CBO

Founding Team

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Hadar has 10 years of experience in Marketing & Strategic Development, including +8 years in Asia. Hadar has previously built Sodastream Korea from scratch, led a voice-tech blockchain project and initiated a startup project at LG Electronics. She holds MBA from Korea University, where she received a Dean's award to study at UCLA Anderson.

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Prof. Ari Rappoport

Scientific Advisor

Co-Founder

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Ari is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Hebrew University. His area of expertise are NLP and Machine Learning. One of his papers was included in Time Magazine's list of the Best Inventions of 2010 and 5th best in the software category.

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Lana Tockus, Ph.D.

CEO

Co-Founder

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Lana has more than 10 years experience in the ed-tech field. She holds B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science, M.Sc. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Science Education, all from the Hebrew University. During 2018, Lana Co-Founded Bilanga, a company in the field of Educational Technology.

ADVISORS

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Michael Sperling, Ph.D.

Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a software expert and entrepreneur.  He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute.  After consulting for Citibank for a number of years, Michael founded and sold two data mining companies. During that period, he was granted 3 patents in the fields of similar document detection and query expansion. Most recently, Michael has been working in the new field of Digital Humanities, applying NLP to ancient Jewish texts in such areas as Social Network Analysis and Author Attribution.

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Masato Hisamune

Masato-san , who received his BA from Sofia University, was the founding president of  Mitsui & Co. Alternative Investment. His major accomplishments include serving as a General manager of the Asset Management Division at Mitsui HQ, and as the Division Operating Officer of Innovation B.U. of Mitsui EMEA and SVP of Mitsui & Co., Europe. He has vast experience in developing business and asset management of alternative investment. As an international team leader, he strongly believes in promoting diversity. 

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Tal Levy

Tal Levy has a Master's in Educational Technology & English Language Teaching from the University of Manchester. She is an expert in remedial teaching programs for false beginners and instructs SEN teachers in the field. As of 2011, Tal serves as the head of The EAP Department at Ruppin Academic College, and is the VP of the higher education network of English teachers in Israel. She is a frequent presenter at international conferences and published several research articles in the field of English for purposes of international communication.

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John Lowe

John has worked in education in Japan for more than 30 years and has been located in Tokyo since 2000.  He was Asia ELT Director for Cengage/National Geographic Learning for more than 13 years, building sales and marketing teams in 12 territories across Asia. John led deep educational research projects for several companies, including Oxford University Press, Audible USA, Berlitz International,  e-Future Korea and McGraw Hill. In Japan, he helped establish RISE Global schools in Tokyo and was a Board Director of the RISE/CELM JV company.

THE TEAM

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Liz EJ Cheong

Strategic Sales Director, Korea

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Takako Inoue

Market Coordinator, Japan

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Carmi Ben-Orr

QA Manager

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Shelley Brinn

English Content Expert

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Lillian Daghash

Content Writer

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Luiz Landal

Media & QA

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Sharon Daniely

Software Developer

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Alison Hines

Content Manager

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Yotam Yered

User Experience Designer

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Yocheved Rothstein

Software Engineer

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Eliot Sperling

Product Quality Assurance

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Ana Carolina 

Content QA

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Bruno Neves

Full Stack Engineer

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Insung Chang

Market Coordinator, Korea

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Chiedu Egbumokei

Software Developer

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Solange Benasulin

Image Designer

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Cathy Kadish

Content Writer

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Shaina Carlebach 

Data Analyst & Customer Success

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Investors

INVESTORS

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Partners & Customers

PARTNERS & CUSTOMERS

K-12 | Higher Education | Book Publishers | Information Services | EdTech Companies 

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News
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NEWS

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MagniLearn, an AI-based 100% personalized platform for teaching English, is rapidly expanding in Japan

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MagniLearn is Bringing the AI Revolution to Textbooks

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Microsoft picks Israeli AI-based learning startup Magnilearn for education initiative
 

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MagniLearn uses AI to help students learn new languages, raises $2.8M

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MagniLearn’s CEO, Dr. Lana Tockus, in an interview at a leading Business & Economy newspaper in Korea 

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MagniLearn ֿaims to disrupt learning efficiency
and education

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