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.

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HQLondon, GB
Size (employees)118 (est)+3%
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 London and Greater 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

busuu crowned ‘best language learning app’ by the German Association for Consumer Studies

The prestigious German Association for Consumer Studies (DtGV) recently (August – November 2018) conducted an in-depth study into language learning apps, which busuu was part of. We are thrilled that busuu was rated the best app overall out of the seven language learning apps that were part of the s…

5 Reasons Why This App Is The Fastest Way To Learn A Language (And Will Make You Wish You’d Already Started)

Learning a new language is challenging. And sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing how to start. Looking to get straight into it? Try busuu now and see why it’s the fastest way to learn a language. Luckily, the good folks at City University of New York and the University of South Carolina conduc…

How long does it take to learn a language?

We’re often asked how long it takes to learn another language. Short answer: it depends! In fact, any outlandish claim you’ll find online of becoming fluent in a new language within a certain amount of days, weeks or months should be met with suspicion. That’s simply because a lot of factors come in…

busuu CEO wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 UK award

Our CEO and Co-Founder, Bernhard Niesner, was crowned winner of the Disruptor category at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 UK finals last week. This year marks the 20th anniversary of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year UK awards, which is part of a global programme that aims to celebrate, support and…

6 delicious Halloween treats from around the world

Halloween is here again, with spooky lanterns, fancy-dress parties, fireworks and trick-or-treating. For all of you foodies out there, we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favourite Halloween treats from around the world:   1. Pan de muerto (Mexico) Traditionally baked in the days leading up to th…

8 surprising French expressions you need to know

After years of studying French in the classroom, it wasn’t until I spent time living in France that I started hearing people saying all sorts of things I had never heard before. I was baffled:  I’d ask people how they were and they’d reply talking about cockroaches and potatoes. This made me realise…
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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 118 employees.

  • Who are Busuu competitors?

    Competitors of Busuu include Bell English, ABA English and Lingoda.

  • Where is Busuu headquarters?

    Busuu headquarters is located at 3rd floor, Linen Court 10 East Road, London.

  • Where are Busuu offices?

    Busuu has offices in London and Greater London.

  • How many offices does Busuu have?

    Busuu has 2 offices.