Duolingo is a free language education platform that gamifies every lessons available in over 20 languages. The Company’s mission is to make language education accessible to all. Its platform is 100% free, designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective.

Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
393 (est)+4%
Duolingo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US
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Key People/Management at Duolingo

Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn

CEO and Co-Founder
Severin Hacker

Severin Hacker

CTO and Co-Founder
Denis Meinert

Denis Meinert

Head of Finance
Rogelio Alvarez

Rogelio Alvarez

Head of Business Development
Gina Gotthilf

Gina Gotthilf

Head of Marketing and International Development
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Duolingo Office Locations

Duolingo has an office in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
5900 Penn Ave
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Duolingo Financials and Metrics

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Duolingo total Funding

$108.3 m

Duolingo latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Duolingo investors

Duolingo's latest funding round in July 2017 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Duolingo has raised $108.3 m. Duolingo's latest valuation is reported to be $700 m.
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Duolingo Revenue

Market valuation

700 m
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Duolingo Operating Metrics

Duolingo's Users was reported to be 200 m in Jul, 2017.
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Duolingo News and Updates

Duolingo now teaches Hindi to English speakers

Duolingo, the freemium language learning platform, has just released a new module for English speakers to learn Hindi. The course that has been in a year of development was launched on Duolingo’s website today, with the android and iOS versions slated to arrive soon. The module teaches conversationa…

A CEO who based his $700 million company in Pittsburgh says he's getting employees who want to work in tech but avoid the Bay Area

Luis von Ahn cofounded the language-learning app Duolingo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Von Ahn says having a tech company headquartered in Pittsburgh, rather than Silicon Valley, is an advantage. For one, Pittsburgh has cheaper housing; Von Ahn estimates at least half of Duolingo employees own a …

Bill Gates tried to poach the CEO of $700 million Duolingo, and they still keep in touch — here's what they talk about

Luis Von Ahn is the cofounder of language-learning app Duolingo and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "Genius Grant." Back when Von Ahn first became a computer science professor, he received a phone call from Bill Gates, who wanted to hire Von Ahn for Microsoft's research t…

Why are so many people in Sweden studying Swedish?

When people choose a new language to learn, they don’t generally pick the one that everyone around them already speaks. Germans don’t typically decide to…

Duolingo’s crowdsourced language-learning model is letting some weird things slip through the cracks

Duolingo has pulled off a remarkable feat. The startup, valued at $700 million, has built one of the world’s most popular language learning apps while…

The CEO of a $700 million company can boil down his hiring philosophy to a crude phrase

Luis von Ahn is the CEO of the language-learning app Duolingo and one of the creators of CAPTCHA technology. When hiring new employees, von Ahn said that "it's better to have a hole than an a--hole." That means it's better to have an opening in your company than to rush into hiring the wrong perso…
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