Curious Technologies Ltd digitalizes pedagogic solutions for language learning using voice user interface and artificial intelligence (VUI & AI). Our mission is to help everyone communicate better. With our first product, Elias language coach, adopting a new language is easier – it is also fun. Our solution can be used in schools as a tool to use with a teacher, but Elias works on all devices, so it also gives access to learning to those who have no encouraging native teacher, or anyone nice to practice with.


Core team

Our expertise lays on the views of Finnish pedagogy. Our founders have teaching background, and Elias robot has been co-created with Finnish schools. Our agile startup team consists of experienced professionals, coming from backgrounds in digital business, language teaching, marketing, programming, media, B2B sales and robotics. If you are interested in joining our success story, please email kristiina@eliasrobot.com. We have the first player advantage in the market – there is no other AI based solution for practicing foreign language speaking. Let’s design the future of learning together!


Johanna Hemminki
Founder, CEO, CTO
Leading specialist in robot based learning in Europe. More than 18 years of experience including developing educational organizations and teachers, several years as language teacher and as a developer.

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Kristiina Pääkkönen
Marketer with a strong entrepreneurial background. More than 18 years of experience in developing organisations, marketing and sales, with 10 years as an entrepreneur, as well as positions in several startups, like FundedByMe and Koulukaverit.com.

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Katriina Valli
Currently working as MD at Zyfra Oy. Specialized in IT and business development. 22 years of experience, including Head of Business Unit at Marketvisio, Vice President of Research at Gartner, and lead consultant RPA Evanglist at Knowit.


Carole Arbogast
Frontend developer
Passionate about languages, education and tech. Master’s in English linguistics, with a specialty in Second Language Acquisition. 1.5 years experience as an English teacher. Now working as a developer.
Armand Dupuis
Lead Software developer and enthusiast about entrepreneurship. More than 5 years of experience in different technologies and industries, from robotics to web development. Now working as a project manager.