Text-to-speech still is a bad experience because there is a lack of huge corpus of data in niche languages as Spanish to improve speech technologies. And the corpus available for ML modeling and training are too expensive and difficult to produce. People love to read, but usually, they don´t have time to read because they are busy.

We help organizations tag/clean/collect data using the perfect blend of the artificial intelligence + human (crowdsourced) intelligence. Think of it as gamified AWS for human work. Our technology platform breaks down large corpus for training model on Speech Tech and NLP field into microtasks and distributes it amongst their large community of human-in-the-loop, ‘Narrators’ via a gamified mobile app for listening to articles and summarized audiobooks. By reading online articles, Narrators have fun, create an audio portfolio and earn money! We can sell this content with a subscription model through a mobile platform (like Audible), as a white label pl...
Text-to-speech still is a bad experience because there is a lack of huge corpus of data in niche languages as Spanish to improve speech technologies. And the corpus available for ML modeling and training are too expensive and difficult to produce. People love to read, but usually, they don´t have time to read because they are busy.

We help organizations tag/clean/collect data using the perfect blend of the artificial intelligence + human (crowdsourced) intelligence. Think of it as gamified AWS for human work. Our technology platform breaks down large corpus for training model on Speech Tech and NLP field into microtasks and distributes it amongst their large community of human-in-the-loop, ‘Narrators’ via a gamified mobile app for listening to articles and summarized audiobooks. By reading online articles, Narrators have fun, create an audio portfolio and earn money! We can sell this content with a subscription model through a mobile platform (like Audible), as a white label platform for telcos or sell the corpus itself to AI companies.
With Linguoo you can listen to +100K articles or ready-made playlists about trending topics for curious minds. Anytime, anywhere.
We narrate articles from the best media outlets such as Le Monde Diplomatique, Forbes, TechCrunch and from many other great blogs on the web.

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B2C Model:
a)Premium USD 6 Monthly Subscription| 50 USD per year (free users can listen with limited features and ads).
b)Advertising (audio and banners) between articles like Spotify.
Telcos give us a huge distribution channel with their million users (pre-installations) and we share revenue with them.
Our best marketing programs are PR freemium usage, referrals - “Get 2 Friends & Get 1 Premium Month”, Community development - "Incentive radio personalities and audio talents to work with us".

Stage: Product Validated with Revenue looking for Funding
Timeline
2015: Winner of a Google-Knight Award
2015: 25K USD Seed Fund by Incubator in Uruguay.
2015: Second place in Seedstars World Uruguay
2015: MIT awarded the project and the team
2015: IBM supported us with free hosting (2 years)
2015: FB supported us with 1,5K in FB Ads & perks.
2016: Selected by Next Step Challenge in Denmark
2016: UNESCO & ITU awarded the project
2016: 1st Place in T-Mobile accelerator HubRaum & alliance with Deutsche Telekom
2016: Closed U$D26K in Ads.
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Recommendations

I strongly recommend Linguoo. There is a team behind that dream! And they work together professionally, while giving other people the chance to be part of their dream. As a Narrator/Journalist I know that -through Linguoo- I can reach many people and help the visually impaired to be updated with news and comments. And not just "any" news but news with contents and with a heart. Linguo is not another Project. Linguoo is about sharing!

“As a tech and business journalist, I think Linguoo is a great idea carried out by talented group of entrepreneurs. With potential over the media industry and also with social impact, I believe Linguoo have all it needs to be part of the new media changes going on all around the world”.

Linguoo was selected among the ten best projects of the online course offered by the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Google. We have been very impressed by the quality of the project and the team behind it. Linguoo is creative and innovative.

As a software development manager, I strongly recommend Linguoo's team. They have worked together and tidily, to successfully implement a useful tool with powerful features, and using innovative technology.

The team PM has gathered and engaged talent to continuously achieve milestones, whose implementation have brought attention to the quality and features of this startup product.

I strongly recommend Linguoo's team, for them to be funded and assisted in their success path.
Néstor Bustamante, owner and partner at LVK.

Esp. Ing. Rodrigo Porta, PMP
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Senior Quality & Process Engineer, PMP, "KINETIC - Delivering Value"

As an IT specialist I strongly recommend Linguoo. Its powerful features provide visually impaired users with full access to voice translated web written content.

In addition, I can say I know how much the team is working in this project with a real sense of commitment, passion and quality, all these values ​​inevitably present in Linguoo.

My congratulatiosn for the team!
Porta Rodrigo Esp Ing, PMP.