Team

The people behind ELSA.

Vu Van CEO
Co-founder/CEO

Vu Van

MBA & M.Ed @ Stanford
Co-founded an app outsourcing agency
8yrs experience in international ops
Engagement Manager, Booz & Co

Xavier Anguera CTO
Co-founder/CTO

Xavier Anguera

PhD in Speech Processing, 15yrs experience/100+ papers
Previously a senior Speech Scientist at Telefonica research

Tia Product Manager
Product Manager

Tia Gao

MS Electrical Engineering @ Stanford.
30+ engineering publications. Former Google PM.
YCombinator alum. Blogs about international cultures and startups.

Ganna Speech Scientist
Speech Scientist

Ganna Raboshchuk

PhD in Audio Processing
Passionate about humane applications of machine learning
Book worm and devoted yoga practitioner

Jorge Speech Scientist
Speech Scientist

Jorge Proença

PhD in Speech Processing / University of Coimbra
Interested in language learning and proficiency assessment
Has a mean slice serve, less mean at board games

Joao Nuno Babtista Full-Stack Ninja
Full-stack

João Nuno

Applied Statistics / University of Lisbon
Co-Created the Frappe Recommendation
engine used by Mozilla
Can hold his breath for almost 2 minutes

Martin Uzak iOS Ninja
Backend

Martin Uzak

MSc in Software Engineering from the Technical University of Vienna.
15yrs of experience in IT.
Published a book on Python in 2002.

Nabil Shabab Android
Android

Nabil Shabab

BE Information Technology at Cochin University
7+yrs experience in developing android apps
love helping people | executive member of a charity organization

Bruno Morgado iOS
iOS

Bruno Morgado

MSc Comp Sci @ Birkbeck, University of London
Software developer passionate about AI
Professional expat. Lived in 6 cities, 4 countries in 7 years

Sinan Android
Android

Sinan Shoukath

BE Computer Science @ Cochin University
Passionate Android Developer with 5+yrs experience
Music Lover | Technology explorer

Dan Povey picture
Technical Advisor

Daniel Povey

World-leading speech recognition expert
PhD Speech Recognition (Cambridge)
Prof @ Johns Hopkins University
Creator of KALDI

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Speech Advisor

Paul Meier

World-class accent reduction coach
35+ yrs training executives and Hollywood stars
Founder of International Dialects of English Archive

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