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Duolingo is a company that offers a language education platform that suggests lessons in a number of languages. In addition, it  provides "Duolingo for Schools" with features designed to allow teachers to track their students

HQPittsburgh, PA, US
Employee Ratings4.5

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)873(+5%)
Job Openings101
Revenue (Y, 2018)$36 M(+177%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Duolingo

Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn

CEO and Co-Founder
Severin Hacker

Severin Hacker

CTO and Co-Founder
Rogelio Alvarez

Rogelio Alvarez

Director of Business Development and Sales
Matt Skaruppa

Matt Skaruppa

Gina Gotthilf

Gina Gotthilf

VP of Marketing
Cammie Dunaway

Cammie Dunaway

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Duolingo Office Locations

Duolingo has offices in Pittsburgh and London
Pittsburgh, PA, US (HQ)
5900 Penn Ave
London, GB
85 Great Portland St
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Duolingo Financials and Metrics

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Duolingo total Funding

$183.3 m

Duolingo latest funding size

$35 m

Time since last funding

7 months ago

Duolingo investors

Duolingo's latest funding round in November 2020 was reported to be $35 m. In total, Duolingo has raised $183.3 m. Duolingo's latest valuation is reported to be $2.4 b.
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Duolingo Revenue

Duolingo's revenue was reported to be $36 m in Y, 2018 which is a 176.9% increase from the previous period.

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Duolingo Operating Metrics

Duolingo's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 42 m in Sep, 2020.
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Duolingo Cybersecurity Score

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Duolingo Online and Social Media Presence

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Duolingo Company Culture

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Duolingo News and Updates

Duolingo swipes Tinder in a Clash Royale

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, Alex and Danny unpacked Natasha‘s latest project: The Duolingo EC-1. The 12,000 word four-part series was published last week and is worth a re…

How Duolingo became a $2.4B language unicorn

At the heart of Duolingo is its mission: to scale free education and increase income potential through language learning. However, the same mission that has helped it grow to a business valued at $2.4 billion with over 500 million registered learners, has led to tensions that continue to define the …

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep with the company to understand how it found product-…

The Duolingo EC-1

Education may well be the most important activity we conduct as a society — and it may also be the hardest space to build a startup in. Selling to school districts and universities is notoriously difficult, but enticing consumers is even harder. Learning takes focus, patience, tenacity and resources…

How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duol…

How Duolingo became fluent in monetization

As its meandering route to monetization will demonstrate, Duolingo isn’t mission-oriented, it’s mission-obsessed. Co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker never wanted to charge consumers for access to Duolingo content, a purpose imbued throughout the company’s culture. For years in order to work…
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Duolingo Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Duolingo founded?

    Duolingo was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Duolingo key executives?

    Duolingo's key executives are Luis von Ahn, Severin Hacker and Rogelio Alvarez.

  • How many employees does Duolingo have?

    Duolingo has 873 employees.

  • What is Duolingo revenue?

    Latest Duolingo annual revenue is $36 m.

  • What is Duolingo revenue per employee?

    Latest Duolingo revenue per employee is $41.2 k.

  • Who are Duolingo competitors?

    Competitors of Duolingo include babbel, Memrise and Busuu.

  • Where is Duolingo headquarters?

    Duolingo headquarters is located at 5900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh.

  • Where are Duolingo offices?

    Duolingo has offices in Pittsburgh and London.

  • How many offices does Duolingo have?

    Duolingo has 2 offices.