Letrus

INVESTMENT AREA

INVESTMENT AREA

Education

COUNTRY

COUNTRY

Brazil

INVESTMENT YEAR

INVESTMENT YEAR

2023

DATE FOUNDED

DATE FOUNDED

2015

FOUNDERS

FOUNDERS

Luis Junqueira Thiago Rached

Letrus is an AI-based literacy program focused on eradicating the literacy gap of K-12 students, starting in Brazil. Its unique methodology and technology have proven and unprecedented results in students' writing achievements according to a J-PAL/MIT impact assessment. The study demonstrated that students from Espírito Santo state that used Letrus for five months ranked, on average, at the 2nd position on the writing piece of the national exam, while students from the control group ranked 8th. Letrus was also recognized as the best education technology in the world by UNESCO in 2020.

"In Brazil, only 12% of the adult population can be considered fully literate, capable of comprehending a high-school book or writing a one page dissertation. This is a root-problem of Brazil's educational and social gaps, a similar reality of so many other countries, especially in Latin America. To solve such a secular challenge, we believe that it is crucial to rethink education and that technology and innovation can have a strategic role into bringing high-impact solutions and policies to everyone".

Thiago Rached Letrus Co-Founder