Liulishuo is the world's leading AI + Education company, founded by Yi Wang, Hui Lin and Ben Hu in 2012. Yi was a product manager at Google in Mountain View, California and received his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University. Liulishuo hosts the world’s largest speech bank of Chinese people speaking English and has developed the world's first “AI English Teacher” based on deep learning, which provides a personalized and adaptive learning path for every learner.
The technology is proven to triple the learning efficiency (reduce the required learning time to one third) compared to human teachers in the CEFR standards (Common European Framework of Reference for Language), according to a study using the TOEIC Bridge Test from ETS. The Company’s flagship mobile app product "Liulishuo" has more than 50 million registered users as of July 2017 and over 600K paid users, from 379 cities in China and over 175 countries around the world.
Liulishuo has closed Series C funding which was led by China Media Capital and Wu Capital. Trustbridge Partners, IDG Capital, GGV Capital, Cherubic Ventures and Hearst Ventures also participated in this round.

Our Team

  • Yi Wang

    Yi Wang

    Founder
    CEO

  • Ben Hu

    Ben Hu

    Co-Founder
    CTO

  • Hui Lin

    Hui Lin

    Co-Founder
    Chief Scientist

  • Muyang Liu

    Muyang Liu

    VP of
    Marketing

  • Bin Yu

    Bin Yu

    CFO

Liulishuo’s History

We care not only about the growing number of users, but also about a revolutionary way of English learning. We keep moving forward.

  • In June 2017, Liulishuo raised series-C round of funding led by China Media Capital (CMC) and Wu Capital, and Trustbridge Partners, IDG Capital, GGV Capital, Cherubic Ventures and Hearst Ventures also participated in this round.

  • In July 2017, Liulishuo reached 45 million registered users.

  • In January 2016, Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing of Apple, visited Liulishuo.

  • In July 2016, Liulishuo launched “AI Teacher” at its press conference.

  • In November 2016, LingoIELTS was introduced.

  • In June 2015, Liulishuo raised series-B round of funding from Trustbridge Partners, GGV Capital, IDG Capital Partners, Cherubic Ventures, and Hearst Ventures.

  • In December 2015, Liulishuo reached 25 million users.

  • In June 2014, Liulishuo raised series-A round of funding from GGV Capital, IDG Capital Partners, Cherubic Ventures, and Hearst Ventures.

  • In June 2014, Liulishuo was pre-installed for iPhones in display in Apple retail stores throughout China.

  • In June 2014, Liulishuo reached over 10 million registered users.

  • In June 2014, at their office in Shanghai, Liulishuo celebrated the milestone of 10 million users with their registered users.

  • In August 2014, Liulishuo was the only IT company to be awarded “the Most Promising Startup Company Created by Overseas Talents”.

  • On February 14, 2013, the first iOS version of Liulishuo was submitted to Apple App Store.

  • In February 2013, the iOS version was featured as Apple App Store’s “App Store Essentials” in mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

  • In April 2013, Liulishuo was the first team from mainland China to receive the offer from one of the most famous internet incubators Y-Combinator.

  • In May 2013, Liulishuo team moved their office from Hangzhou to Shanghai, with 8 original members.

  • In June 2013, Liulishuo raised series seed round of funding from IDG Capital Partners, GGV Capital, and Cherubic Ventures.

  • In August 2013, Liulishuo reached its first million users.

  • In December 2013, Liulishuo was featured as Apple App Store’s “Selected Apps of 2013”.

  • In September 2012, Liulishuo was born at an apartment in Hangzhou.

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  • 2012

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