Language Confidence was started when Nick was teaching English in China in 2016. He was frustrated that his students couldn’t practise speaking at home and get accurate feedback when they could easily get feedback on other aspects of English like spelling and grammar. This is where the idea for LCAT was born: a tool that allowed ‘teacherless’ and accurate speaking practise.
Nick then spent 2 years travelling the world and visiting the world’s largest language education companies and learning about their students. In parallel, he also educated himself on AI and speech recognition and designed LCAT with a team from MIT, Google and Facebook.
The business has seen success and growth since late 2019 by partnering with some of the world’s largest language platforms. Language Confidence’s LCAT is the world’s most powerful AI tool for learning English pronunciation.
Our technology supports multiple accents, delivers the most specific feedback on the market, and natively recognizes over 10,000 most commonly spoken words in English. We help support the world’s top English-language brands.
Language Confidence is Nick’s third startup, with 1 exit and 1 failure. His passion for education stems from a family of educators. Nick has lived in China, Singapore, Malaysia and London and speaks English and intermediate Mandarin. Nick has a TESOL qualification and was an English teacher in China between his second startup and Language Confidence.
Swahn completed an undergraduate in computer science and multimedia at Griffith University and is a self-taught whizz at anything AI, infrastructure and audio technologies. Swahn loves fishing and is originally from New Caledonia and speaks fluent French and English.
Chief Commercial Officer
Marco has been living and working in more than 10 different countries; has launched 2 start-ups, spent almost 20 years in corporates and SMEs, up to CEO and CMO positions; he held teaching positions at Universities and he is a published author. Marco loves diving and football; he is originally from Italy and speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and few other basic level languages.
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Abby del Castillo
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Full Stack Developer
India Country Manager
Madhu has 25 years’ experience working with India and MNC companies in the field of CE-Telecom & IT| Biotech| Telematics in country management, business development- sales and marketing roles. He has worked in the large cities and hinterlands of India. online model. He has dealt with a variety of brands from across the globe and been fortunate to have worked for two brands with a history of 100 years in existence i.e Energizer and Lasko from USA.
He started the operations for Belkin as their Director India and for the last 10 yrs set up the operations for brands viz SONOS, Tech 21 and others etc. Madhu has worked with various roles with India companies viz HCL, Modi GBC, Sterling Resorts and Bajaj Allianz in the formative years with roles that required B2C, B2B, corporate sales and training.
He stays in the Delhi area with his family, plays badminton, goes on long off roading trips and is an avid reader of books. Madhu’s passion is travel and mostly on business to international electronics fairs in Las Vegas, Berlin, Hong Kong.
Vietnam Country Manager
SaoKhue is a vastly experienced businessman in Vietnam, with his primary venture being translation. He is also a professor of English.