PlaySay Raises $250K

PlaySay, an iPhone game that connects language learners so they can have real conversations with pronunciation feedback, has raised an additional $250k follow-on funding.

The company, which has also launched its app, has raised a total of $820,000 to date.

Backers include:
Kevin Yu, former director of PayPal Japan;
Sean Glass, founder of Higher One; and
Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

Led by founder and CEO Ryan Meinzer, PlaySay, a 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist, has launched the new iPhone app, which is the culmination of its four years of business in the language learning space.
The company also secured a content licensing deal with HarperCollins, the foreign language dictionary publisher of the world. It follows a content licensing deal with McGraw-Hill Professional.



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