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BeNativePro Wins ‘Stratus Awards 2015’ in US
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BeNativePro Wins ‘Stratus Awards 2015’ in US
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • July 28, 2015, 01:30
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Online business English training service provider “BeNative Pro” ( was selected as the winner in the platform sector at the Stratus Awards 2015 in the U.S.

Smatoos, Inc., which operates BeNative Pro, announced that it was chosen as the Platform as a Service of the Year at the Stratus Awards 2015 held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 24 due to its high customer satisfaction and excellent system.

The Stratus Awards, organized by data analysis and consulting service provider Business Intelligence Group, is the first crowd-sourced industry awards program to estimate the innovativeness and future potential of technology-based startups.

“The underlying theme in this year’s Stratus Awards program was ‘operational excellence,’” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Each and every winner showed our judges how their innovations and execution strategies led to superior customer experiences and greater adoption of cloud-based services.”

BeNative Pro, the global business English learning platform, provides business English education services to companies and general customers all across Asia, such as Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan. BeNative Pro’s business English courses are based on the video interviews and presentations of more than 100 businesspeople, including top executives from 3M, Box, General Motors (GM), and more.

Smatoos CEO Kim Moon-soo said, “We are happy that BeNative Pro now gets abreast of top global technology companies with the prize. Through the third international awards, the company took a step further to the global center stage in technology. Smatoos will keep paying attention to new technology and innovating the education technology sector in the future.”

With the help of experts in the language education and the IT sectors, BeNative Pro is currently developing new content and various projects in the education technology innovation sector at its local content development center in Silicon Valley.

Smatoos, headquartered in Seocho-gu in southern Seoul, offers business English learning material co-produced by more than 100 global firms and organizations including 3M, GM, Harvard Business School, and Box of the U.S., to employees of major Asian companies in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China. The Korean EdTech startup was named one of the Top 100 Global Tech Companies of 2014 by Red Herring in Nov. 2014, and was also nominated as one of the 2015 top innovative companies by the Edison Awards.