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

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

Miguel Gomes iOS Ninja
iOS Developer

Miguel Gomes

Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior T├ęcnico
Mobile developer with a taste for UX
Dance/Drive race cars, but not at the same time

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Technical Advisor

Daniel Povey

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

Khanh Nguyen Growth Ninja
Growth Ninja

Khanh Nguyen

Foreign Trade University
Organizer at Grokking Engineering & BarCamp Saigon
Proud leaper in the dark

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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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