LAIX Inc. (“LAIX” or the “Company”) is an artificial intelligence (AI) company in China that creates and delivers products and services to popularize English learning. Its proprietary AI teacher utilizes cutting-edge deep learning and adaptive learning technologies, big data, well-established education pedagogies and the mobile internet. LAIX believes its innovative approach fundamentally transforms learning. LAIX provides its products and services on demand via its mobile apps, primarily its flagship “English Liulishuo” mobile app launched in 2013. On the Company’s platform, AI technologies are seamlessly integrated with diverse learning content incorporating well-established language learning pedagogies, gamified features and strong social elements to deliver an engaging, adaptive learning experience. LAIX provides a variety of courses inspired by a broad range of topics and culture themes to make English learning more interesting and is committed to offering a fun, interactive learning environment to motivate and engage its users.

LAIX is a leader in AI technology creating and delivering products and services to popularize English learning. The flagship mobile app of LAIX, English Liulishuo. Through the proprietary “AI English teacher” powered by deep learning and adaptive learning technologies, the AI English teacher is equipped with proprietary speech recognition and scoring engine, multi-dimension, multi-granularity speech evaluation engine and real-time personalized feedback system. Utilizing the deep learning and adaptive learning artificial intelligence technologies, users are provided with customized pronunciation correction, grammar correction, vocabulary notebook and other courses, supplemented by services provided by the online studying advisors.

Our Team

  • Yi Wang

    Yi Wang


  • Zheren Hu

    Zheren Hu

    Co-Founder, CTO
    Head of Adult English

  • Hui Lin

    Hui Lin

    Chief Scientist

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 2018, Liulishuo reached 80 million registered users.

  • In June 2018, Liulishuo was named on the list of “50 Most Innovative Companies” for 2018 by Forbes China.

  • On September 27, 2018, LAIX Inc. went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "LAIX".

  • 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 December 2017, Liulishuo was named on the list of “The 100 Most Promising Private Artificial Intelligence Companies in the World” for 2018 by CB Insights.

  • 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 August 2016, IELTS Liulishuo app was launched.

  • In July 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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  • 2013
  • 2012

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