VIPKID is an online platform providing international learning experience for children in China between the ages of 4 and 15. It was founded in 2013 by Cindy Mi. The company has won multiple awards for its innovative business model, platform, and curriculum. In April 2016, VIPKID became the official provider of the TOEFL Primary assessment in China. VIPKID is also a Strategic Partner of TESOL International Association, the largest global association for English language teaching professionals and a Partner of Coursera, an online learning pioneer. VIPKID is venture backed by top investors, such as Kobe Bryant, in his venture vehicle’s (Bryant Stibel) first investment in an education company, Innovation Works, Learn Capital, Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, Northern Light Venture and Yunfeng Capital, an investment firm co-founded by Alibaba’s Jack Ma.
Recognized as an educator and entrepreneur, Cindy Mi is the Founder and CEO of VIPKid, an education technology company that connects students in China (and 63 countries around the world) with the world’s best teachers for real-time online English immersion learning. She founded VIPKID in 2013.