Last update: 20:07 | 03/12/2017
Monkey Junior, the English learning app which won first prize at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2016, has just received Google start-up financial support funding of USD100,000.
Dao Xuan Hoang (second from left), Monkey Junior founder receives first prize at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2016
This is the 5th Google Launchpad Accelerator programme.
Dao Xuan Hoang, Monkey Junior founder, said that Google support would help his app be more widely-known internationally.
The Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration programme that matches top growth-stage startups from emerging ecosystems with the best of Google people, network, and advanced technologies - to help scale products. Besides the USD100,000, selected firms will be also offered the two weeks of all-expenses-paid training at Google HQ in Silicon Valley. They also have the chance to meet with senior Google IT experts as well as those worldwide.
Monkey Junior won the first prize of Vietnamese Talent Awards 2016 and Global Initiative 2016. To date, Monkey Junior has attracted around 3 million users across the world.
Newly-launched Monkey Stories, a huge digital library of interactive e-books for kids aged 2-8, has received a positive response from many parents.
The founder Dao Xuan Hoang noted that he and his colleagues will launch other useful apps such as Monkey Maths and Monkey Science.