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Who we are

ELSA Corp. is a rising star startup founded in San Francisco with engineering office in Lisbon. Our vision is to enable everyone to speak foreign languages with full confidence, which helps to reach a better life and career opportunities.

Meet Our Team

Vu Van
Co-Founder - CEO
MBA & M.Ed @ Stanford Co-founded an app outsourcing agency 8yrs experience in international ops Engagement Manager, Booz & Co
Xavier Anguera
Co-Founder - CTO
PhD in Speech Processing, 15yrs experience/100+ papers. Previously a senior Speech Scientist at Telefonica research
Tia Gao
Product manager
MS Electrical Engineering @ Stanford. 30+ engineering publications. Former Google PM. YCombinator alum. Blogs about international cultures and startups.
Ganna Raboshchuk
Speech scientist
PhD in Audio Processing Passionate about humane applications of machine learning. Book worm and devoted yoga practitioner
Jorge Proença
Speech scientist
PhD in Speech Processing / University of Coimbra. Interested in language learning and proficiency assessment. Has a mean slice serve, less mean at board games
Paul Meier
Speech advisor
World-class accent reduction coach 35+ yrs training executives and Hollywood stars. Founder of International Dialects of English Archive
Nabil Shabab
Android
BE Information Technology at Cochin University. 7+yrs experience in developing android apps. Love helping people | executive member of a charity organization
Daniel Povey
Technical advisor
World-leading speech recognition expert PhD Speech Recognition (Cambridge) Prof @ Johns Hopkins University Creator of KALDI
Sinan Shoukath
Android
BE Computer Science @ Cochin University Passionate Android Developer with 5+yrs experience . Music Lover | Technology explorer
Ricardo Félix
Engineering Director

Our Culture

Culture is notoriously difficult to define. But the collection of our values, people, actions, words, and even code and products add up to something greater than simply the sum of each part. It spills over and invigorates us.