Why GoLexic?

Our story

Why we built it, how we built it, who built it… Meet the Team behind GoLexic!

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Our Purpose

Helping families with support that is immediately available and affordable, without compromising on the quality of the intervention

We created GoLexic because too many children still have to go through life without appropriate means to address their difficulties with reading and writing. And this has consequences for their academic achievements, career prospects and perhaps most importantly, on their self-esteem and emotional well-being.

There simply aren’t enough therapists, tutors and specialists to provide intervention quickly enough for children with learning differences. Intervention is costly, and families who can’t afford private care have to wait months on waiting list for accessible support.

Using a training method conceived to address the learning needs of children with reading difficulties and dyslexia, we have built a digital program that helps them re-learn to read and write fluently.

Our Mission

We exist to help children who face difficulties with reading & spelling - and those who care for them.

Our mission is to provide a powerful, effective and uplifting learning program to children who face learning challenges, in a way that is affordable, convenient and easy to use for all parents.

We make it simpler to help children with dyslexia or learning differences, in a way that does not stigmatise children, and creates as little extra work as possible for children, parents, and teachers.

Samantha Merlivat - GoLexic Founder


“My brother is severely dyslexic, and I’ve always been aware of how difficult this made his school education. I also witnessed the enormous efforts my parents put into finding solutions to support him: From endless series of therapy and medical appointments, to hours of homework every evening, and multiple school changes.

Following years of research into what to do, at a time where no one spoke much about dyslexia, my mother became an expert. She worked with several specialists until she met a Dutch professor in psycholinguistics and pioneer in dyslexia studies. The two of them started working together to develop his remediation method in new languages. They worked with thousands of children around the world over the last 25 years, continuously perfecting their method and approach.

I’ve supported my mother’s language Institute for many years and heard countless stories of parents who went through the same difficulties my family did. I’ve witnessed the incredible progress children make working with the method used at the Institute, and I’ve heard from parents what an unbelievable difference it has made in their children’s skills and well-being.

It is really moving and powerful seeing children’s hard work and transformation as they embrace their new reading skills. But it’s a shame how many children fall through the cracks, are not diagnosed and don’t receive the support they need. Especially where there are tools out there that could help. 

Making these tools accessible and affordable has been my mission for building GoLexic. We still have a lot of work to do, but we see already that the App helps children. They read better and re-gain confidence in their skills and that is, for me, the best reward in the world.”


Meet the Team


Advisor - Product Strategy
Venture builder
& Impact investor


Advisor - CTO
& Security expert


Advisor - Partnerships
Impact Founder
& Mum to a dyslexic child


Lead iOS Developer
Fixer of all Problems


Lead Backend Developer
Will always find a way to build it

Our contributors

Meet our co-creators


Chief Testing Officer.
Charles has tested every one of our exercises and helps us understand what works - and what doesn't. He is one of the Masterminds behind our gamification concept.


UX Testing Lead with GoLexic
Isaline has helped improve GoLexic since was only 6. With a sharp eye for detail and frightening understanding of UX for an 8-year old, she helps us validate user experience and gamification.

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