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.

Company Growth (employees)
Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
331 (est)+4%
Duolingo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US

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

Duolingo Office Locations

Duolingo has offices in Pittsburgh and San Francisco
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
5541 Walnut St

Duolingo Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Total Funding

$108.3 m

Latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

5 months


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.

Duolingo Financials


Market valuation

700 m
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Duolingo Operating Metrics

Duolingo's Users was reported to be 200 m in Jul, 2017
Jun, 2015Y, 2016Jul, 2017


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Duolingo Median Salaries

Source: 26 public H-1B filings from Duolingo

Duolingo's Web-traffic and Trends

Duolingo Online and Social Media Presence

Duolingo News and Updates

I am the CEO of Duolingo and if our passive aggressive push notifications don't make you learn French, I don't know what will

Hello. My name is Henry P. Twolingos and I am the CEO of Duolingo, and I'm here to discuss Duolingo's questionable push notifications. I understand that learning a language on your own can be difficult, and requires various forms of support from outside sources in order to achieve your goal. That'…

Duolingo finally released a Chinese course—here’s a guide to get the most out of it

Learning Chinese is a thing now. Mark Zuckerberg is doing it. Donald Trump’s granddaughter memorized a 13th-century Chinese poem for Xi Jinping, the president of…

Millions of Americans are using Duolingo to learn…English

Debates about immigration often lead to the topic of language. Donald Trump believes that only English should be spoken in the United States. In August…

You can soon impress all your 'Game of Thrones' friends by learning High Valyrian on Duolingo

Rookie speakers of High Valyrian 101 already know "Valar morghulis" ("all men must die"). It's practically like knowing "where is the bathroom?" in all other languages. But it's time to take your High Valyrian skills to the next level. Popular language learning app Duolingo will release a special …

An app can now teach you High Valyrian from “Game of Thrones”

Zaldrīzes ñuhe tale ipradas! If you know what that means, then congratulations, you’re already fluent in High Valyrian, one of the languages constructed for HBO’s…

YC-backed Py is a Duolingo style learn-to-code app

 Teaching people to code in bite-sized, gamified chunks delivered via mobile app is Py’s mission. The fledgling startup is the brainchild of two friends and college computer science majors who found themselves repeatedly asked for advice on how to learn to Read More
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