The Wall Street Journal Spotlights Miami-Based Open English

June 18, 2014

12:00 pm

The Wall Street Journal recently published a feature on Miami-based startup Open English, led by Andres Moreno, which is now valued at an estimated $350 million.

WSJ focused on the company’s tremendous growth that includes raising an estimated $120 million in venture capital, “underscoring the market potential of Latin America’s fast-growing middle class and the new flow of investment dollars toward startups in the region.”

Open English now employs about 2,000 people, and has 100,000 students in the Spanish-speaking world, including 5,000 in the U.S. In the interview, Moreno also his upcoming project, a Web-based Next University, which would offer online college courses throughout Latin America.

Moreno interviewed by Frank Gruber for Tech Cocktail Miami Speaker session where he spoke about funding and hinted to a potential IPO later this year.

 

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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