VIPKID Named One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018 by Fast Company

SAN MATEO, Calif.--()--Global education technology company VIPKID today announced its inclusion in Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018. VIPKID ranks No. 29 on the list, which also includes inspiring companies such as Apple (No.1), Netflix, Square, Tencent, Amazon and Slack.

VIPKID is also No. 2 on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China list.

Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative companies honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year.

Fast Company credits VIPKID for “making education a universal language.”

“We are honored to be selected by Fast Company as one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” said Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID. “As a global education technology company, constant innovation has been critical to delivering on our mission to inspire and empower every child for the future,” Mi said.

Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. “This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27.

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Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.


VIPKID connects children in China with the world’s best teachers for real-time one-to-one online English immersion learning. A global education company, VIPKID’s mission is to inspire and empower every child for the future. VIPKID adheres to the belief that education is not one-size-fits-all: all students are unique and the world is within their reach when connected with great teachers capable of personalizing learning and sparking curiosity. Founded in 2013 and formally launched in 2014, VIPKID has become China’s market-leading online education startup, attracting investment from Sinovation Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Yunfeng Capital, Matrix Partners, Learn Capital, Northern Light VC, Bryant Stibel, among others. The company offers a progressive pedagogy based on the US Common Core State Standards and now serves a community of over 200,000 paying students and over 30,000 teachers in the US and Canada.

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Adam J. Steinberg


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