In the world of internet memes, Elsa is a meme of the highest order, but its real-life relevance isn’t quite as well-known.
Elsa was founded by three English-speaking Austinites — Elmo, a character who looks like Elmo but has no eyebrows; Muppet Man, who is a robot wearing a red coat; and Elmo’s wife, Elmo.
The Austin-based startup started out in 2012, with the goal of teaching English as a second language to children as young as six.
The program has since expanded, to teach more than 40,000 students in the city and surrounding areas.
The founders have also expanded to other countries, including China, and have even expanded to the United States, where they’ve offered an elsa-language program to children with special needs.
The company is currently headquartered in Austin.
But, as its founders point out, there are a lot of other ways to learn English as another language besides the traditional elsa program.
“It’s really just a way to connect with other learners of other languages who are already doing it,” said co-founder and CEO James Riggs.
“You can get involved in a different way, like an internship.”
That way, it’s possible to learn a second tongue and help to bring a different perspective to a different population of learners.
Elisa’s success is something of a surprise to many people, because the company was a startup that started in Austin before moving to Austin.
Elasto, a popular online tutoring service, started in London, and its founders were based in New York City.
But since its founding in 2014, Elastos success has spread across the globe.
In the United Kingdom, Elas has more than 10,000 tutors and is in close contact with around 400 schools across the country, including the prestigious Edith Cowan Institute in Bristol.
In Germany, Els has more then 15,000 teachers who have been tutoring more than 150,000 pupils in schools across Germany.
According to the company’s website, the aim of Elastoa is to help people from a variety of backgrounds — from a very young age, to those who have a disability, to people who have limited English proficiency.
Elas is currently based in Germany, but it plans to expand to other European countries in the future.
“We’re going to have a very strong presence in Australia, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates,” said Riggs, referring to the countries where the company has trained.
“There’s a very wide range of language learning.
The way we’re going about it is that we have a team of people who are bilingual.
And that’s a big part of what Elastoi is about.”
The startup’s success in the U.S. has also attracted the attention of tech titans.
After investing in Elastoes education, Microsoft announced in 2017 that it was investing in the company.
Last year, Facebook and Instagram bought the company for $2.2 billion.
The deal was one of the largest in the world for a technology company.
But the company is not the only tech company that’s looking to expand their Elastoan education efforts.
Earlier this month, Snapchat acquired Elastola, an online learning platform that has already partnered with over 300 universities around the world.
In fact, it has partnered with more than 100 schools across Australia, Germany, and Japan.
“Elastola has been a great partner and is a great example of how we can help our students grow their language skills,” said Facebook CMO Adam Mosseri.
“They’ve got a lot to offer.
We’re really excited to see where they go from here.”
Riggs also mentioned Elastolas other recent venture — Elastopedia, which he founded in 2012.
Elastea is currently in the process of raising funds to continue the program.