Based in Japan and India. Has led to 1 successful fundraise in Japan. Been working the space of Venture Capital and Private Equity for the last 3 years.

Carnegie Speech the intelligent language learning company today announced the appointment of its new CEO Paul Musselman and the closing of a $3 M series B round of financing

Mr Musselman joins Carnegie Speech with more than 15 years of executive management and global experience in strategy corporate development finance and sales He has held various executive roles in strategic development at major technology firms including Intel Capital IBM Net Perceptions Misys and Amdocs Most notably Mr Musselman led IBM’s EMEA corporate development team where he received the IBM Global Services Leadership Award and KPMG’s Deal of the Year Award He was also awarded the prestigious Intel Achievement Award for his role in Intel’s acquisition of Digital Equipment Computer Semiconductor Division Mr Musselman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley and a master’s degree from Harvard University He is a twelve year decorated veteran of the U S Army Special Forces and a graduate of the Defense Language Institute where he studied German

English is the world’s language and there is no company that can teach the world more effectively efficiently and globally than Carnegie Speech With a potential market measured in billions of people wanting to speak and understand English there are few opportunities like the one that Carnegie Speech has before it said Mr Musselman The passionate team at Carnegie Speech has developed a teaching company’s technology that is far and away best-in-breed and is already serving more than 110 corporate and institutional/educational customers worldwide ”

Musselman continued Being able to speak English fluently with a native tongue/accent is key to achieving a better life for professionals and others around the world and I’m proud to be part of the team making this aspiration a reality for learners globally ”

The series B round of funding was led by Golden Seeds investment firm along with returning investor group Osage Venture Partners and new contributions from New York Angels Funds from the round will be used to fuel rapid growth of the company and will be largely allocated to increase sales and marketing efforts in the U S education sector and international enterprises in the technology call center and aviation industries

English is the top language being learned throughout the world and Carnegie Speech has the solution to make it accessible said Stephanie Newby founder and managing partner of Golden Seeds Carnegie Speech is bringing together a seasoned management with a unique technology that offers the only fully closed loop of speech assessment and individualized performance training at the right time in the market ”

As the demand for proficient English speakers continues to grow in the global market we see a major opportunity for a technology that can deliver significant business impact and help stimulate local economies said Nate Lentz Managing Partner of Osage Venture Partners

As part of the new financing the company is also announcing new board members Stephanie Newby of Golden Seeds Nate Lentz of Osage Venture Partners Al Zollar retired from IBM and Paul Musselman

Al Zollar Lead Independent

Al retired from IBM in , where he was the general manager of IBM Tivoli Software from 2004 to 2011 Previously Al was general manager IBM iSeries where he was responsible for the iSeries formerly AS/400 server product line Al is a board member of the Chubb Corporation and is a 2011 fellow of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative

Stephanie Newby Founder and Managing Director Golden Seeds

Stephanie brings 20 years of experience in financial services in Sydney London and New York the majority of which was with JPMorgan In , she founded Golden Seeds She is also a former member of New York Angels and an investor with Boldcap Ventures Stephanie is a board member of Foster Wheeler AG She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney

Nathanael V Lentz Managing Partner Osage Venture Partners

Nate Lentz joined Osage Venture Partners in 2008 having previously been the President and CEO of Verticalnet Inc Prior to Verticalnet Nate was a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting and led both the San Francisco and the Hong Kong offices Nate began his career at Chemical Bank in New York He is a graduate of Brown University and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he graduated with honors He serves on the Board of Directors of Carnegie Speech Collections Marketing Center Landslide Technologies InstaMed Hard Metrics ProtonMedia and FieldView He is also a board observer of BA-Insight

About Carnegie Speech

A global leader in the development of spoken language training software Carnegie Speech prepares enterprises and individuals to speak and understand new languages through personalized immediate and pinpointed language analysis and instruction Incorporating the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Language Technologies Institute Carnegie Speech maximizes the effectiveness of spoken language instruction while minimizing training time and expense From spoken language training to facilitate commerce and enhance education to mission-critical communications to improve safety and security Carnegie Speech products are used by Business Aviation Government Education and Health Care enterprises that depend on effective spoken language communications Carnegie Speech is based in Pittsburgh PA and its primary investors include Osage Venture Partners Golden Seeds and New York Angles Visit a href=”http://www carnegiespeech com target=”_blank”>www carnegiespeech com

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