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)
278 (est)+3%
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
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)
5533 Walnut St.

Duolingo Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Total Funding

$108.3 m

Latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

30 days


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 Financial Metrics


Market valuation

700 m

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

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    Duolingo News and Updates

    Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

    Duolingo, the online language-learning platform, has raised $25 million in a series E round of funding led by Drive Capital. The funding takes Duolingo’s total equity financing to around $108 million, and the company said that it’s now valued at $700 million. Founded out of Pittsburgh in 2011, Duoli…

    Duolingo raises $25M at a $700M valuation

     Duolingo, the popular language learning service that was co-founded by reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series E round led by Drive Capital. This brings Duolingo’s total funding to $108.3 million and the company says that its valuation in this last ro…

    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 specia…

    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

    Duolingo adds Japanese to its catalog of languages

    Duolingo announced today that it was adding Japanese to its language courses. The course teaches English-speaking users the hiragana syllabary in addition to Japanese phrases, with katakana cards being available on the company’s Tinycards app. Duolingo called the course “the most highly anticipated …

    Duolingo adds support for Japanese

     Duolingo, the popular language learning service, today added support for learning Japanese to its iOS app, with support for its Android app coming soon. “This is by far the most requested and highly anticipated course launch in Duolingo’s five-year history,” said Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis vo…
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