Busuu operates an online language learning platform for users worldwide. The Company offers an online community that offers English, Spanish, German, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic language courses. Its platform also enables users to learn directly from native speakers of the community via an integrated video-chat application and provides access to vocabulary, writing, comprehension, listening, speaking and pronunciation exercises, as well as various learning and grammar units.

HQLondon, GB
Size (employees)115 (est)
Busuu was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Busuu

Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-Founder & CEO
Adrian Hilti

Adrian Hilti

Hansi Hansmann

Hansi Hansmann

Partner & Advisor
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Busuu Office Locations

Busuu has offices in Greater London and London
London, GB (HQ)
3rd floor, Linen Court 10 East Road
Greater London, GB
10 East Rd
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Busuu Financials and Metrics

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Busuu total Funding

$11.4 m

Busuu latest funding size

$6.70 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Busuu investors

Busuu's latest funding round in July 2015 was reported to be $6.7 m. In total, Busuu has raised $11.4 m
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Busuu Revenue

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Busuu Blogs

Our Spanish expert explains Drake’s MIA lyrics (and shares a few tips for him)

Drake’s long-awaited collaboration with Bad Bunny, ‘MIA’, was released yesterday and fans around the world are going wild with excitement about his verse in Spanish. Um so Drake just dropping FULL ON SPANISH BANGERS NOW?!!! — Kristopher London (@IamKrisLondon) October 11, 2018 Lmao drake speaking Sp…

The 12 most spoken languages in the world

Roughly 6,500 languages are spoken in the world today. Each and every one of them make the world a diverse and beautiful place.  Sadly, some of these languages are only known to a few people. Take busuu for example – we’re named after a language spoken by only eight people.  Others are spoken by hug…

What’s the difference between Spanish in Spain and Latin America?

Did you know that Spanish is the official language of 21 countries? Other than in Spain, it is spoken in the majority of Latin America (except Brazil) and in Equatorial Guinea. According to Instituto Cervantes, in 2016 there were 472 million Spanish native speakers around the world, which means it’s…

busuu is now available for Ooredoo customers in Kuwait

We’re excited to announce that language learners in Kuwait can now gain access to busuu Premium via Ooredoo, one of the largest mobile operators in the country. For just 750 fils a week, Ooredoo carrier customers can learn up to 12 languages on our award-winning app, and will gain access to all of o…

New feature: Study Plan – achieve your language learning goals

Setting a goal and sticking to it is an important first step when learning a language. Doing so also makes your overall learning experience more effective.   That’s why we’ve created a new feature for busuu Premium users: Study Plan.   What is busuu’s Study Plan?   Our Study Plan is a feature design…

Can language learning make you happier?

When we think about what we do in our everyday life, we probably don’t make learning a new language a priority. Having a busy life makes it difficult to learn and try something new. Studies show that learning new things can improve our lives in so many ways, and there are many benefits to learning T…
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