Dealflow | January 4, 2022

Slang secures $14 million to upskill English-language skills for Latam workers

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, January 4 — In Latin America and elsewhere, proficient English speakers are more likely to secure a job. Boston, Mass.-based Slang provides online courses tailored to help workers improve vocabulary in specific fields.

“Slang has the ability to remove the barriers preventing many low- moderate-income workers from accessing career opportunities,” wrote Ander Iruretagoyena and Tasha Seitz of Impact Engine, which joined the Series A round led by Dila Capital and Acumen Latam Impact Ventures.

The Inter-American Development Bank also participated. Slang will expand in Columbia, Brazil and Mexico.