• Home
  • News
  • THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LECTERA.COM:  YOUNG COMPANY, BIG RESULTS
THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LECTERA.COM:   YOUNG COMPANY, BIG RESULTS

Since its launch in June 2020, online learning platform Lectera.com has shown some great results: apart from the company’s impressive growth rate, it has undergone noticeable qualitative change, while also receiving multiple international awards along the way.   

Within the first year of its operation in the market, Lectera.com has been included in the list of top 100 Russian and/or CIS EdTech startups by HolonIQ and global online conference platform EdCrunch. As for the platform’s CEO, Mila Semeshkina has been voted one of the top 10 EdTech startup founders by the international EdTech Awards, while Lectera.com itself has become the winner of 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards as the best ongoing education solution.

According to Mila Semeshkina, the founder and CEO of Lectera.com, ‘Receiving prestigious awards is a great honour for us, as it serves as yet another reminder of the fact that what we are doing is important to people. Apart from the support of its regular users, our educational platform seems to be very popular with the entire international market as well; these are absolutely fantastic results, especially for a platform that was only launched a year ago. All the awards that we have managed to win within that time are very important to us, giving my team and me endless motivation to move forward, creating new things and improving our courses to the best degree possible’.

Originally, Lectera.com was released as a beta-version platform in order to ensure that all necessary improvements were implemented before the official release. In May 2021, the testing phase was finally over, with the official version of the platform incorporating customers’ feedback as well as all changes made during the beta testing. Within the first year after its release, Lectera.com has achieved great results in terms of improving its overall online performance and expanding the range of courses offered within the platform by introducing some additional programmes, such as Lectera Teens as well as Lectera Corp. targeted specifically at the company’s corporate clients. To improve user experience even further, iOS and Android applications have been launched as well, offering Lectera courses to all customers no matter the operating system of their choice.

Since its launch one year ago, Lectera.com has attracted more than 100,000 customers from 50 countries around the world, while also gaining the course completion rate of 86%. Nowadays, the platform offers 100 educational courses in 10 different subject areas, including such in-demand fields as digital era careers, marketing, soft skills, traffic and female leadership.

Lectera.com mainly focuses on international markets, including CIS countries, Europe, USA, Latin America, Africa, and India. Offering courses in five different languages, the platform has been localized into Russian, English, German, Spanish, and recently Hindi. For those willing to improve their foreign language skills, it is now possible to change language preference at any moment throughout the course.

According to Mila Semeshkina, ‘Lectera’s Indian customers have always been of paramount importance to us; this is exactly why we chose Hindi as the fifth official language for our courses. With India showing great potential in terms of its population, we are hoping to expand our customer base even further in the future. Even today, Lectera’s Indian users make up about 7% of our entire client base’.

Eventually, the company is also aiming to get an official release in the USA, as well as to establish some long-term partnerships with various technology companies. As for the range of courses offered within the platform, it is going to get more extensive as time goes on, too; for instance, by the end of 2021 Lectera is planning to have as many as 250 courses available, most of which are going to focus on career development and female leadership. Apart from the new courses, the team is also working on developing new programmes, such as Intensive Career Development Programme, Master a Career in a Month, Lectera Insights and some others, which are expected to be introduced in the near future.  

‘I’m certain that for Lectera the upcoming year is going to be even more exciting and productive. At this moment, our main goal is to increase our client base to 1,000,000 people, eventually becoming the next unicorn company of the EdTech business. We realise, of course, that these goals will require a lot of hard work on our side; still, we are convinced that after a challenging 2020, there is absolutely nothing we cannot achieve’, Mila Semeshkina shared.


The top 10 educational news stories from 2021: Lectera edition

Did you know that first-ever correspondence courses were the forebears of modern online education? They first appeared back in 1728.

New course category at Lectera. Master a new profession! 

We have great news for you: Lectera now has a new online career course category! 

TechBullion: why learning with Lectera is the right choice

On December 8, the popular British online publication TechBullion published an article about our educational platform. There, it described the Lectera principles, the main directions of training, and our Fast Education methodology.

Lectera methodologists win a prize at the Mozlab Hackathon

As soon as the year ends, everybody usually tries to finish the things they started. However, there are restless fans of their craft who also want to find new challenges.

Lectera conquers the Indian online education market

The Lectera platform has only existed since the summer of 2020, but it has already made a splash in the international market! For example, the Indian edition of Techstory published an article about our methodology, educational programs, the structure of our lessons, and, of course, our phenomenal results.

Mila Semeshkina's interview in Business Insider Africa: discussing Lectera's results after the first year of operation

Lectera has recently celebrated its first anniversary! In just over a year, we have managed to achieve incredible results. We now have an annual turnover of $5 million, increasing our number of students to 180,000 individuals from 50 different countries worldwide and conquering Africa's educational market.

Lectera is once again in HolonIQ’s list of top 100 most innovative EdTech startups 

Every year the US analytical centre HolonIQ compiles the rating of the best EdTech companies from Russia and the CIS countries. Lectera re-enters the list for the second time.

Online learning has contributed to a decrease in cyberbullying

Despite warnings from psychologists who fear an across-the-board increase in bullying as the education industry moves online.

American teachers refuse to conduct classes online

US school principals have proposed that educators allow quarantined children to attend offline classes online via video streaming, but teachers are dead-set against the proposal.

Scientists in the US plan to create an artificial intellect that can teach adult students

The US National Science Foundation is going to spend $220 million on this project.