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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.

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)131(+5%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£12.1 M(+64%)

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)
50 Finsbury Square, Finsbury
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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

3 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

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

5 fun facts about Brazil’s Carnival

Find out when and why Brazil's Carnival is celebrated, plus five fun and interesting facts about the festivities. There's much more to it than you think! The post 5 fun facts about Brazil’s Carnival appeared first on Busuu Blog.

The 10 best French movies on Netflix

Want to improve your French? Try immersing yourself with these 10 great French movies on Netflix. Any one of them will make for a great night in... The post The 10 best French movies on Netflix appeared first on Busuu Blog.

The 11 best Spanish movies on Netflix right now

Watching movies can help you learn Spanish. From horror to comedy, here are the 11 best movies in Spanish on Netflix right now, and how to watch them. The post The 11 best Spanish movies on Netflix right now appeared first on Busuu Blog.

Japanese numbers: how to count from 1 to 100

In this easy-to-follow Japanese numbers guide, you will learn the basics of how to read, write and pronounce numbers in Japanese. The post Japanese numbers: how to count from 1 to 100 appeared first on Busuu Blog.

Should you learn French or Spanish? We can help you decide

The first step to embarking on your language-learning journey? Picking a language. In this case, we’re assuming you may be considering learning either French or Spanish.  While it’s a personal choice, we’ve put together some thoughts to help you make up your mind as to whether you – yes, you – shoul…

45 cringe-worthy pick-up lines in English & 6 other languages

Laugh, cry and ridicule away at the 45 worst and cheesiest pick-up lines in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish. The post 45 cringe-worthy pick-up lines in English & 6 other languages appeared first on Busuu Blog.
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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 131 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 £92.6 k.

  • Who are Busuu competitors?

    Competitors of Busuu include Bell English, Eleutian Technology and Sanako.

  • Where is Busuu headquarters?

    Busuu headquarters is located at 50 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London.

  • Where are Busuu offices?

    Busuu has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Busuu have?

    Busuu has 1 office.