OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. In the same way Uber allows anybody with a car to be a Limo service, they allow any qualified English teacher to build their own English classroom.

They target the multi-billion dollar English learning space in Asia, the majority of whose revenues still go to brick and mortar language schools. Their first focus is Japan, a huge market with horrible learning outcomes where they can save individual learners thousands of dollars while still providing live online instruction and great digital learning tools.

Despite a growing amount of great (and free) content, a learner’s problem is knowing what to use, how to use it, and not giving up. Their teachers create unique personalized learning paths for students using OKpanda’s live-video classes and cutting edge digital curricula. We solve students’ #1 cause of failure, giving up, while delivering an awesome learning experience.

Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
41 (est)-4%
OKpanda was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at OKpanda

Adam Gries

Adam Gries

Founder and CEO
Yoav Pasovsky

Yoav Pasovsky


OKpanda Office Locations

OKpanda has offices in New York and Minato
New York, US (HQ)
242 W 30th St
Minato, JP
Roppongi, 4 Chome−11−4

OKpanda Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$3 m

Latest funding size

$1.6 m

Time since last funding

about 3 years


OKpanda's latest funding round in August 2014 was reported to be $1.6 m. In total, OKpanda has raised $3 m

Traffic Overview of OKpanda

OKpanda Online and Social Media Presence

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