#Asia Squline expands to B2B, partners with prison warden academy to teach cadets foreign languages

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In the past four years, Squline has been working with several B2B clients to provide foreign language training for staffs

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Squline at the agreement signing ceremony, Poltekip, Depok, West Java

Jakarta-based language learning platform Squline on Tuesday signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian academy for prison warden (Politeknik Ilmu Pemasyaratakan, Poltekip) in Depok, West Java.

Under the new partnership, Squline will be a provider of foreign languages training programme for the school’s cadets, particularly for English language.

In a press statement, the startup said that they have been working with B2B clients in the past four years, but have started actively expanding to the B2B segment since last year.

Poltekip is their latest client in the B2B sector.

“We see the demand of foreign languages course in the private and institutional and even government sectors has been increasing rapidly, most of them has been learned in a less effective way because of being burdened by their work, or their daily tasks,” said Squline CEO Tomy Yunus.

“Following those demands, we are ready to grab the market in Indonesia. Therefore, starting last year we are actively expanding our business by targeting the B2B segment,” he added.

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Squline offers Skype-based lessons for English and Mandarin language, and has recently added Japanese to their offerings due to high demand.

The startup partners with a group of language teachers in the Philippines and China to provide their lessons, and their students ranging from professionals to children.

It claimed to have secured “more than” 1,000 students in Indonesia, particularly from Java and Bali.

In April 2016, it raised a ‘six-digit US Dollar’ pre-Series A round by from Prasetia Dwidharma, an investment company owned by an angel investor Budi Setiadharma, the current Chairman of Astra International.

Squline is a graduate of the incubator programme Global Entrepreneurship Programme Indonesia (GEPI).

Image Credit: Squline

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