Who I am

Philip Seifi

My name is Philip Seifi. I'm a Russian designer, developer & nomad entrepreneur.

In 2010, I co-founded LinguaLift — an Oxford-based company behind a series of websites & applications for language learners. We became profitable within a year, and have helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve their goals.

I'm a well-rounded, multi-purpose developer and user experience designer responsible for the design output at all companies that I'm involved with, as well as projects for third parties including Autodesk, IBM, KFC and other multinational companies.

In addition, I'm passionate about international relations and multicultural communication. I speak seven languages, traveled to over 40 countries, and participated in the Model UN & Model OSCE on several occasions.

When I'm not working on LinguaLift, I consult small businesses on how to make full use of cloud services & data analytics, and expand to foreign markets. If there's anything I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Fluent: English, Russian, French, Czech

Intermediate: Japanese, Spanish, German


Harvard University Extension School

2012 — 2015
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, cum laude, Dean's List
Major: Economics, Minor: Government

Kwansei Gakuin University (関西学院大学)

2013 — 2014
Southeast Asian Studies (Study Abroad)


Best Business Plan, People's Choice, Best Pitch

at Startup Weekend Hong Kong, Budapest and Dublin

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Winner

by Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Finalist

by Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

Second-best language technology blog

by bab.la