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

João Nuno

Full Stack

Applied Statistics / University of Lisbon
Co-Created the Frappe Recommendation engine used by Mozilla
Can hold his breath for almost 2 minutes

Nabil Shabab


BE Information Technology at Cochin University. 7+yrs experience in developing android apps. Love helping people | executive member of a charity organization

Bruno Morgado


MSc Comp Sci @ Birkbeck, University of London. Software developer passionate about AI. Professional expat. Lived in 6 cities, 4 countries in 7 years

Sinan Shoukath


BE Computer Science @ Cochin University
Passionate Android Developer with 5+yrs experience . Music Lover | Technology explorer

Daniel Povey

Technical advisor

World-leading speech recognition expert
PhD Speech Recognition (Cambridge)
Prof @ Johns Hopkins University
Creator of KALDI

Paul Meier

Speech advisor

World-class accent reduction coach
35+ yrs training executives and Hollywood stars. Founder of International Dialects of English Archive

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