Startup growth invades the radar of business minds worldwide, now more so than ever, and particularly in such a way that Silicon Valley, is no longer the only place for entrepreneurs to have some fun and create new opportunities.

It’s important to analyze the strengths of global ventures as well as those on our own home turf. Learning from startup success stories all over the globe inspires growth in every nation, and we hope to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the offices of the best international startups.

Below are some startups we couldn’t ignore.


Brazil: KUDO

Kudo Learning creates fun, easy, and effective ways for children to learn a foreign language. Latin American countries have struggled with the language gap in the past, and KUDO seeks to solve that problem.

KUDO features interactive video episodes that allow children discover a foreign language through play, movement, song, and storytelling.

By leveraging an “appisode” business model, KUDO offers a first lesson for free, with following lessons offered for $4.99 each. They have plans to offer subscription pricing in the future.


Nigeria: SimplePay

SimplePay was founded in 2013 in order to allow any business or consumer with an e-mail address and a bank account to securely, conveniently, and cost-effectively send and receive payments online or through their mobile phone. Lines begone; this Nigerian startup is beginning to blow up on every continent.


Australia: Jayride

Jayride features live, interactive messages that share the best transportation bookings. The website includes one-off Rideshares, Regular Rideshares, Airport Shuttle Buses, Private Airport Transfers in Australia, sorted by latest rides first. Bookings are made easier all throughout Australia, New Zealand, and even the United Kingdom thanks to Jayride.


South Korea: Flitto

A star stunner, Flitto is a global crowdsourcing translation platform that is used by more than three million users from around the world.

Flitto allows users to easily request translations for text, voice, and image or read a variety of content in the user’s native language. The platform translates Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Weibo for free.

Flitto boasts translation services of over 15 languages, including: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and more. The startup fills the needs of thousands of social-media followers worldwide, attracting worldwide buzz in the process.


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