Company Introduction: The Beijing Peapad Education and Technology Company Ltd is an electronics start-up, focusing mainly on early childhood education. It is a program developed by the X-lab of Tsinghua, the Tsinghua SEM X-elerator and the Culture and Science Park of Renmin University. In 2014, Britain's top-tier newspaper, the Financial Times, reported about Peapad and the article was later reprinted and reported by many of China's mainstream media including Tencent, Sohu, Reference News and others. The company’s orientation is to establish an early education platform for the next generation that will integrate intelligent devices, software, hardware and services.
The company bases its teaching methods on games and aims at providing a foreign language environment within every child's reach via the mobile internet. It adopts the gaming teaching mode to solve children's problems by improving foreign language listening and speaking ability, and provides an all-round early education service with early foreign language education as the main part to children and their parents. The company aims to bring positive changes and make their lives better. Currently, the company has obtained an angel investor from a well-known and professional venture capital fund management institution in China, the CSM Group.
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A note by the CEO of Matao
It is very inspiring and truly an honor that our brand Peapad and I, Michael Ma, were reported by Britain's top-tier newspaper, the Financial Times. During the interview that lasted over an hour with Della Bradshaw, editor-in-chief of the FT business education section, I had the very chance to systematically elaborate our dream to greatly reshape the way that children learn a foreign language and will continuously make innovations that will be widely accepted by the consumers.
China is undergoing tremendous change in a way that it will change the world at the same time. As a time-honored newspaper, FT's extraordinary and admirable professionalism was proved once again by its keen insight on those innovations that were emerging in China. I want to extend my thanks to X-lab, the innovation center of my alma mater, Tsinghua University, my mentor Mao Donghui, and my other dear partners in China. It is thanks to your joint efforts that China is playing a more significant role in promoting positive changes that will benefit the world at large.