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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
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)183(+6%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£12.1 M(+64%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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 an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
55 Basinghall St
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Busuu Financials and Metrics

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Busuu total Funding

$16.1 m

Busuu latest funding size

$4.31 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Busuu investors

Busuu's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $4.3 m. In total, Busuu has raised $16.1 m
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Busuu's revenue was reported to be £12.13 m in FY, 2018

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Busuu Operating Metrics

Busuu's Users was reported to be 100 m in Jan, 2020. Busuu's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 200 in Jan, 2020.
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Busuu Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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VerblingJanuary 23, 2020

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Busuu News and Updates

North America Digital language learning Market Size, Share, Demand, Analysis and Forecast To 2027 | Busuu, Ltd, Babbel, Fluenz, Pearson PLC, Preply, Inc., Rosetta Stone, Inc., Verbling, Inc., Yabla, Inc

North America digital language learning the market is expected to grow from US$ 999.9 Mn in 2018 to US$ 1842.0 Mn by the year 2027. This represents a CAGR of 7.2% from the year 2018 to 2027. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Digital language learning Market Set To Witness Surge In Demand Over The Forecast Period Of 2020 To 2027 | Top Vendors Like Busuu, Ltd, Babbel, Fluenz, Lingoda GmbH, Pearson PLC, Preply, Inc

Europe digital language learning market is expected to grow from US$ 1.28 Bn in 2018 to US$ 3.20 Bn by the year 2027. This represents a CAGR of 11.0% from the year 2018 to 2027. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

UK edtech company Busuu acquires Verbling to expand its language learning platform

Busuu, the London-based leader in language learning, has acquired Verbling in a double-digit million dollar deal. In the $60 billion language learning industry, Busuu aims to be the most comprehensive product on the market, which is why the business is buying Verbling, a live-video tutoring platform…

Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO

Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” As a result, Busuu will now use the Verbl…

Busuu Blogs

How to say hello in 50 different languages

Sometimes, to open doors, you just need to know how to say “hello”. From Arabic to Zulu, here are the words for hello in 50 different languages. The post How to say hello in 50 different languages appeared first on Busuu Blog.

59 cute nicknames from around the world (& their meanings)

Looking for sweet and unusual ways to show your loved ones you care? Try on one of these 59 cute nicknames for size. The post 59 cute nicknames from around the world (& their meanings) appeared first on Busuu Blog.

Practise speaking like a native with Busuu’s Conversations feature

Learn how using Busuu's 'Conversation' feature will help you perfect your speaking skills and connect you with people learning languages all over the world. The post Practise speaking like a native with Busuu’s Conversations feature appeared first on Busuu Blog.

3 inspirational language learner stories to motivate you in 2021

Andrea Caschetto (Italy) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrea Caschetto (@andrea.caschetto) Before being diagnosed with a brain tumour, Andrea Caschetto was one of the top students in his school in Sicily, Italy. After his diagnosis, his doctors told him that he’d never learn again.  …

Los Reyes Magos (3 Kings Day) 2021: Spain’s 2nd Christmas

For most, New Year’s Day 2021 marked the sad end to our festivities, and the return to the daily grind… but not in Spain!  We Spaniards love the festive season so much that the Christmas holidays always last until 6th January, when we celebrate El día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). How do […]…

Busuu’s Smart Review wins British Council ELTons 2020 award

Last week, Busuu’s AI-powered Smart Review took home an ELTons award at the 18th British Council ELTons Innovation Awards 2020. After three rounds of rigorous judging, an expert panel of independent judges chose Smart Review as the winner of the Digital Innovation category. The win was announced at …
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Busuu Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Busuu founded?

    Busuu was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Busuu key executives?

    Busuu's key executives are Bernhard Niesner, Adrian Hilti and Hansi Hansmann.

  • How many employees does Busuu have?

    Busuu has 183 employees.

  • What is Busuu revenue?

    Latest Busuu annual revenue is £12.1 m.

  • What is Busuu revenue per employee?

    Latest Busuu revenue per employee is £66.3 k.

  • Who are Busuu competitors?

    Competitors of Busuu include Duolingo, EGO and English Time.

  • Where is Busuu headquarters?

    Busuu headquarters is located at 55 Basinghall St, London.

  • Where are Busuu offices?

    Busuu has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Busuu have?

    Busuu has 1 office.