Amira listens to young students read aloud, assesses reading mastery, and provides real-time, personalized tutoring for every child. Amira is the first Intelligent Reading Assistant that accelerates reading mastery.
The Owl team has accelerated our progress in innumerable ways, including serving as incredibly strong connectors to prospects, providing advice and guidance on our M&A strategy, helping us to find and recruit talent, and providing both a sounding board and source of ideas on strategy. Having worked with many VC firms over the years, I deeply respect Owl's ability to simultaneously help us run the business without impeding our management of the business. We see Owl as a partner with a unique perspective on the edtech landscape and a personal, as well as financial stake, in our mission.
2 out of 3 students in America are not proficient readers by 3rd grade, and the statistics have not improved significantly over the last 25 years. Teachers do not have the time to deliver in-depth reading assessments and to offer 1:1 reading instruction and practice time with every child. Amira is a web-based, AI-powered teacher’s assistant for early literacy with a mission to reinvent learning to read, using AI, so that every child can become a masterful and motivated reader by 3rd grade. Amira can listen to students while they read, identify oral reading errors, provide real-time tutoring backed by neuroscience, and generate actionable reports to guide instruction and inform parents or administrators.
Amira is the first intelligent reading assistant that listens to students as they read, assesses mastery, and delivers personalized tutoring. Amira is the culmination of 20-plus years of AI and reading science research at leading universities. The assessment includes a dyslexia screener that tracks and identifies specific signs of dyslexia at 96% accuracy. In research conducted by leading universities, Amira has demonstrated the ability to help children grow as much as providing each child with their own certified human tutor.