Ben Whately

I have started 3 businesses – Memrise is the 3rd and the first in education. I also have a background in finance, having worked for three years as lead equities analyst on the $500m Guinness Atkinson China & Hong Kong Fund.

We have built Memrise to nearly a million members in 3 years. My main contributions were:

Set up up the community to crowd-course mnemonics. Oversaw the creation of more than a million mnemonics – by far the largest collection of mnemonics in existence.

Developed and marketed a new method of learning Chinese, designed and built a range of Chinese courses, now some the most widely used Chinese-learning programs in the world.

Grew communities to build open source learner’s dictionaries in over 200 language pairs.

Special areas of interest: crowd sourcing, social media marketing, community strategy and community building, using technology to fundamentally change the experience of learning new things.

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