• A group photo of eight international employees in a modern office
  • Five international employees smiling at each other against a wall
  • Service provided by SpeakBUDDY Ltd, an AI English conversation app
  • A smiling senior employee mentoring her mentee in front of their laptops in a colourful office

    SpeakBUDDY Ltd.

    IT Business

    Company Overview / Who We Are

    We provide English learning services, mainly through our self-developed apps. We operate several products and services including SpeakBUDDY, an app where users can learn and improve English by conversing with AI characters, and SpeakBUDDY Personal Coaching, an online English coaching service. In 2016, we released Speak Buddy, an AI English conversation app. Through technologies such as voice recognition, conversational AI, and digital voice, we created a new way to learn English by interacting with an emotive AI characters. In May 2019, it was ranked No. 1 in the App Store education ranking. In December 2022, the total number of downloads exceeded 2 million, and the number of downloads continues to grow steadily. In 2019, we released Speak Buddy Personal Coaching, an online English coaching service. This is a service in which a dedicated English coach supports users in their daily independent study. In May 2022, we released "Speak Buddy English Learning Q&A," a Q&A site where professional English coaches answer English learners' concerns.
    The E.A.S.T. Nihonbashi 1 Chome Room 6, Mitsui Building, 5th Floor, 1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
    36 members
    As of October, 2022
    Not Disclosed
    Net Sales
    Not Disclosed
    Official Language
    Japanese, English

    Our Vision / Mission

    Expanding one's possibilities in life and enhancing their ability to make choices by making true language acquisition a reality for all. What would our world look like if acquiring a language was an attainable reality for everyone? If we had the ability to speak with people around the world in their native languages, can you imagine how much that would increase our opportunities in life? By achieving this, we make what was once considered impossible possible and open new doors to the unknown. We would be able to connect with our brothers and sisters of completely different backgrounds. We strive to make this world--where everyone has endless options and opportunities--a reality for as many people as possible.

    Our Services / Products

    Our goal is to create a new era through the power of technology. ・SpeakBUDDY: an AI English conversation app where users can learn English while having conversations with AI characters. ・SpeakBUDDY Personal Coaching: an online personal coaching service. ・SpeakBUDDY English Study Q&A: an online English education media platform.

    Skills Used in the Company

    • InVision Studio
    • Sketch
    • Zeplin

    Engineering Team

    Q. What projects/services is your engineering team working on?
    UI/UX designing for our AI English Language Learning App, SpeakBUDDY.
    Q. What technologies are you using?
    Our app uses AI technology. We are also developing our own voice recognition system for the app.
    Q. What type of engineers work at your company? What is their job content?
    We are looking for a UI/UX designer to work on our app, SpeakBUDDY. We are looking for someone who can create designs that are easy to interact with for our app's users.
    Q. Do you plan on using any new technologies in the future?
    We will continue to develop the app while utilizing the latest AI technologies.
    Q. If you do, please tell us the details!
    By utilizing our self-developed technology, we lower the hurdles to learn the language and provide many people with the experience of communicating in a foreign language.

    Career Path

    Our Corporate Culture

    • Cooperative
    • Flexible
    • Logical
    • Progressive
    • Team Work
    We are a group of professionals who are sincere and strongly believe in our mission. With many members of various backgrounds, you will be able to work in an international environment. Even if you are not yet confident in your English abilities, we have a support system in place to help you learn the language. In our open corporate culture, we have an atmosphere in which people can casually say, "Let's discuss together to make things better!"
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