Hello English
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Type of site
Privately held company
Available in22 languages
Founded2014; 8 years ago (2014)
HeadquartersJaipur, India[2]=
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Nishant Patni
Pranshu Patni
IndustryE-Learning, Online Education
ParentIntap Labs Private Limited
Users50 million (as of September 2020)[3]
LaunchedOctober 2014; 7 years ago (2014-10)
Current statusActive

Hello English is an English language-learning application, which allows users to learn the English language through interactive modules.[4][5][6][7] It functions on a freemium pricing model. The app is available on Android, iOS, Windows and Web.[8][9]


Hello English was launched in October 2014 by CultureAlley.[10] It is an edtech startup co-founded by Nishant Patni, an alumnus of IIT Bombay and Kellogg School of Management along with Pranshu Patni, an alumnus of NMIMS, back in December 2012.[11][5][12][1][13] It runs under Jaipur based Intap Labs Private Limited.[14][15][16]


The platform raised $6.5 million in Series-A funding led by New York-based venture capital firm Tiger Global Management in March, 2015.[17][18][19][20] The other participants included Kae Capital (led by Sasha Mirchandani), and 500 Startups, California, and angel investors - Rajan Anandan and Sunil Kalra.[citation needed]

The platform had previously raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Kae Capital in 2013.[21]


The application consists of 475 interactive lessons and games associated with reading, writing, speaking, and listening and has gamification mechanics in the app. It has a bilingual dictionary, available in 22 languages.[4][22]


See also


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  22. ^ "इन ऐप्स की मदद से स्मार्टफोन के जरिए सीखिए इंग्लिश" (in Hindi). Navbharat Times. 20 March 2016.
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  25. ^ Thakran, Shekhar (2 December 2016). "Google Play Reveals 'Best of 2016' Apps, Games, Books, Movies, TV Shows". NDTV.
  26. ^ Shekhar, Sidharth (7 December 2016). "ixigo Train app Awarded the Best 'Made in India' app by Google". PCQuest.
  27. ^ Ahmed, Munzir (28 December 2016). "गूगल प्ले स्टोर से 2016 में इन एंड्रॉयड ऐप्स को सबसे ज्यादा किया गया डाउनलोड" (in Hindi). New Delhi: Aaj Tak.
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