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Our Story

How We Got Here

When the Pandemic first hit and international travel paused, our co-founders had to re-invent their Cambridge residential summer academy as a virtual academy. This enabled students to continue learning and ‘visit’ Cambridge from the comfort of their own homes. 


This experience inspired our co-founders to create VBuddies in order to positively impact learning opportunities for more young people, contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Mission

We are driven by the desire to make quality education more accessible for all.
We believe that everyone has the knowledge and skills to help each other learn. 
Through immersive technology, we aim to empower people to exchange languages and culture with zero travel costs.

Our Team

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Ms Lijia Zhang

Co-Founder (Business & Finance)

A cross-cultural entrepreneur with a track record of running a profitable education business. Extensive experience in educational project management, business and teaching.

Thank you to:

British Business Bank

For providing a start up loan which made the first leg of the journey possible.

Department of International Trade

For providing partial funding for us to better understand our potential users and create a higher quality App.

British embassies

The British embassies in Paris and Madrid for providing market information.

Virgin Startup Funded Club

For providing VBuddies™ with business mentorship for a year.

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