Online language education platform TutorGroup has raised $100 million in Series B funding from Alibaba Group, Temasek and Qiming Venture Partners, among others. The company offers several different language learning platforms customized to different markets, ranging from VIPABC, an English-focused platform for students in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, to TutorMing, a Mandarin Chinese platform for students in North and South America.
TutorGroup, which previously raised $15 million from Qiming Venture Partners in 2012, enables 2,000 teachers in 30 countries to connect with students via real-time class sessions. The company employs a database of user preferences and feedback along with analytical, predictive algorithms to optimize student experiences. The funding is intended to grow TutorGroup’s Asian business and assist expansion in the Americas.