Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning. Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation.
Company Growth (employees)
Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
186 (est)+7%
Duolingo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US

Key People at Duolingo

Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn

CEO and co-founder
Severin Hacker

Severin Hacker

CTO and co-founder
Brendan Meeder

Brendan Meeder

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, San Francisco
Pittsburgh, US
San Francisco, US

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Duolingo Summary

Total Funding

$83.3 m

Latest funding size

$45 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


We estimate that Duolingo's latest funding round in June 2015 was $45 m. In total, Duolingo has raised $83.3 m

Duolingo Operating Metrics

Y, 2016


150 mA

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